I would like you to know that I have not actually dropped off the face of the earth (not yet anyway…), but a new semester has started! You wouldn’t expect this to be a particularly crazy time, just a week and a half into classes, but somehow it seems that way. No doubt my schedule will be a doozy, but I’ll be up to my ears doing things that I love, so I can’t complain.
As we get back into school and work this new year (and all the activities and responsibilities and commitments and opportunities and stressors along with it…whew I’m exhausted), I want to highlight quick, easy, healthy, and delicious dinners that are perfect for busy weeknights!
Enter Cajun Seafood with Grits.
Looks fancy. Tastes indulgent. Feels like fine dining.
But this dish is SO EASY to make, comes together in no time, and makes a healthy and filling meal with a simple veggie and whole grain roll (if you’re me) on the side.
PLUS, you can easily customize the seasoning to your liking–the beauty of mixing your own! I like to keep the heat down while still maximizing flavor; but for an extra kick, just throw in a pinch of cayenne or extra black pepper.
Finally, the meat/seafood combo is up to you as well! Try chorizo instead of bacon, or play around with your favorite shellfish and fish varieties. I’ll let you in on a secret though…Chilean sea bass (the flaky fish pictured here) is THE BOMB–best rich flavor and juicy, succulent texture. If you see it and you’re willing to splurge a little (or a lot, depending on where you are), you won’t regret it.