When I saw this shrimp fondue recipe in Fondues and Hot Pots, I couldn't wait to try it because it seemed so unique. Chinese hot pot is usually eaten with rice or noodles, and broth or oil fondue can be served with fresh bread, but this is the first fondue recipe that I'd ever heard of being served with grits.
In fact, grits are usually served for breakfast in parts of the U.S., not dinner. With barbecue sauce as a dipping sauce and smoked sausage as another ingredient, I felt like this was a uniquely American--and specifically Southern--broth fondue recipe.
This is also a fancy variation of breakfast-for-dinner, and Americans love their "brinner".
Nothing better than good friends and good food!
Thankfully, grits are gluten free because one of my guests had some special dietary considerations. But she did bring a salad with a homemade vinaigrette, so she is invited anytime!
You'll have to use a metal fondue pot for this shrimp fondue recipe, either an electric pot or one heated by gas or gel burners. You can’t make this fondue in a ceramic fondue pot heated with a tealight as it won’t get hot enough to cook the ingredients.
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Dipping sauce suggestions:
Visit the The Tabletop Food Shop for condiments and sauces
The dipping sauces, clockwise from the top left: plain yogurt with fresh herbs, curry dipping sauce, hot pepper jelly sauce, and apple raisin sauce
Click here for more suggestions for oil and broth fondue dippers.
We served this with fudgey chocolate fondue. It’s a quick and easy dessert. It’s so nice to have just a little something sweet after a big meal, don’t you think?
Some of my favorite online stores might have just what you need for your next tabletop meal!
Asian Food Grocer has a great selection of essential ingredients and many hard-to-find items.
Cilantro Cook Shop has a great selection of quality raclette and fondue sets.
For The Gourmet has an amazing selection of cheeses and chocolates.
Sephra specializes in chocolate, caramel and fruit fondues... and fountains.