Yellow Jackets Shrimp and Grits

I’ve lived in Virginia for over thirty years. A Northerner by upbringing, I was able to integrate many great examples of Southern cuisine into my life, consistent with my normally adventurous palate.  Then again, tomato aspic never quite made it onto the “good” list no matter how much I managed to choke down when social [...]

Shrimp Biryani

Dozens of variants of biryani can be found throughout India. Biryani is a form of fried rice which can be taken in many different directions.  The most traditional form is made with lamb but offered here is a version with shrimp.


1 pound raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 cup basmati rice
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1/8 cup [...]