Who Knew This Could Be Healthy? Tastes Like Mama Used To Make.

My family absolutely loves this recipe.  The grits are perfect for the kids, who love creamy things like mac and cheese.  And yet, it’s such a grown meal, that it’s a treat for my husband and I as well.


When I made this recipe last, my kids gobbled it up and asked for seconds!  I was in shock and so excited that I had found a recipe that I too had enjoyed when I was their age.  So grateful for a mom who exposed me to fun flavors like this and being inspired to share it!  I know your family will love it too.



  • ½ lb catfish
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1½ tbsp Emeril’s Essence Creole Seasoning
  • Grits:
  • 1 cup grits (not instant)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cheese (optional)




Season generously with Emeril’s seasoning and set aside.

Add ghee to a large skillet (medium-high heat) until it melts completely.

Add fish and pan sear a few minutes each side.

Be careful not to burn the fish.



Bring water, milk & salt to a boil in a medium saucepan.

Stir in grits, return to a boil.

Cover & simmer for about 25 to 30 min.

Add more almond milk if needed.

Stir in cheese and melt before serving if using.





Quick Tip: Stir the grits consistently for a creamy texture that’s delicious to eat.


Thank you to the Fit Slow Cooker Queen for this awesome recipe.


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