Voodoo Shrimp and Grits is the top-selling seafood item at this Southern chain of sports bars, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. In this dish, jumbo Gulf shrimp are stuffed with cream cheese and pickled jalapeños, wrapped in smoked bacon, char-grilled, served on sweet-corn grits and topped with a chile glaze.
“This is our unique taste-of-Louisiana spin on a traditional shrimp and grits,” says Mike Turner. “We love the sweet heat combo, and the introduction of smoked bacon really blends the flavors.” Turner points out that seafood is a growth item for the brand.
“Our brand uses a massive amount of seafood, and with 25 new restaurants scheduled to open next year, that quantity is expected to increase drastically.”