I like to call this dish "food that deserves stretchy pants." I dare you to put your fork down before your plate is wiped clean. Once inhaled, all you can think is the couch looks amaaazing and stretchy pants would be awesome. Occasionally, everyone deserves a comfort dish and this is definitely on my top 10.
Boursin grits, andouille sausage, and spicy shrimp all soaked in a cajun-style roux. I even take the dish a step further and sear the grit cakes so a nice crunch is added. If you don't feel like waiting for the grits to set for a few hours, the traditional hot-off-the-stove version is perfectly delicious.
While this is a southern dish, even non-southerners will fall in love and will most likely appreciate the experience of new ingredients. It is always a pleasure to introduce someone to andouille sausage and the life changing side dish...grits. Grits in any form are delicious, not to mention those covered in cheese.
Yes, even in this extreme heat a great comfort dish is necessary.