Fried shrimp and flounder

Recently, I went home to see my moms.  Whenever I go, there are always these great meals that we make that are just made from simple, southern and fresh items.  Saint SimoScreenshot 2016-01-14 10.01.07ns Island is the middle of a great shrimping and fishing area.  When mom asked me what I wanted to eat this time, I wanted to have Gramps’ fried shrimp and some fish.  Gramps always made the best fried shrimp!  They were simple, and delicious!  So, after cleaning tIMG_2892he shrimp, we placed them in a bag with flour, salt and pepper, and shaking the bag to coat the shrimp (which always makes me want to say “And I helped!”).

So, once the shrimp are prepped, melt IMG_2891some butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  When it is nice and bubbly, before the milk solids start to brown, add the shrimp, in a single layer.  Cook for a couple of minutes, then, with a fork, flip each shrimp over and continue to cook until the shrimp are nice and brown.  I like mine with ketchup!IMG_2893IMG_2894











The second part of this meal was a baked flounder.  We took some filets IMG_2887of flounder and mixed salt, pepper and dill.  Sprinkled the fish with lemon juice, and then sprinkled the mixture over that.


IMG_2885Then, the fillets were briefly cooked in a hot skillet and transferred to a baking dish, where we placed some bits of butter on them to finish cooking in the oven.



Finally, to round out the meal, we made some grits.  I could not think of a more southern, Golden Isles meal if I tried!


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