Used canned San Marzano tomatoes (2 or 3 with some of the sauce in the can), folded a little Gouda into the grits at the end, one shallot 'toe' instead of onion or green onion. Nice!!
Easy enough to make for breakfast (had the shrimp peeled & deveined in the fridge). Used about 3 T butter instead of the 1/2 cup & added cream to grits for creaminess. Used 8 pieces of bacon & the resultant fat (about 3 T instead of the olive oil - it is breakfast! LOL). Otherwise made as directed using 1/4 t white pepper, 1/4 t black pepper, 1/2 t cayenne pepper & the paprika. Whoooeee! It was fantastic & on the table in under 20 minutes!
Wonderful flavor combination. I peeled and seeded the tomato before dicing. Simmered the sauce uncovered after adding the 1/4 cup cream til the cream was reduced and sauce thickened. Thanks for sharing.