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 Simons 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 the 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 some 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!
Then, 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!