Fusion Breakfast: Adobo Sausage and Grits

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My friend Angelo recently alerted me to a certain breakfasty type of recipe and it BLEW MY MIND.

I hadn’t realized that it had been 6 whole years since I had even seen the guy and our last bit of communication (as documented by Facebook messenger) went exactly like this “FUCKING A ANGELO, PLEASE TAKE OFF THE PICTURE WITH ME HOLDING UP THE TAPE THAT SAYS I LOVE COCK. THANKS.” It almost feels like we’re picking right back up where we left off since our current conversation about breakfast was a small brainstorm surrounding the topic of sausage.


Angelo, like myself, is the product of a multicultural upbringing. Some of you may be familiar with the culinary term “fusion.” I’m not really a fan of this word as it conjures up memories of shittier versions of Asian classics. It’s also a really loose term used to describe something nearly undefinable. Google says it “… is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms. Regional fusionĀ combines different cuisines of a region or sub-region into a single eating experience.” My understanding of “fusion” foods is comprised of the cooking that takes place in multicultural households, like these grits. Adobo seasoning infused breakfast sausage atop plain grits dressed with a red wine vinegar and garlic sauce, talk about a wake up call! If the spice of the garlic and the acidity of the vinegar doesn’t have you up and ready and breathing in the face of the day then you’re probably dead. So, without further ado, I present to you this twist on breakfast grits!


Ingredients: Serves 2

16 oz breakfast sausage roll

2 tsp Adobo seasoning

3/4 c quick grits

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp brown sugar or maple syrup

3 c water

1/2 c red wine vinegar

1-2 garlic cloves

1/4 tsp cracked black pepper

2 eggs


Break sausage up in frying pan, add Adobo and fry on medium heat until thoroughly cooked, 10-12 minutes

In a medium saucepan, bring water, 3/4 tsp salt, and sugar (or maple syrup) to a boil and slowly stir in grits

Reduce heat to low and cover pot, stirring occasionally 6-7 minutes

Mince garlic and in small bowl combine with black pepper and vinegar

In small or medium frying pan, grease well and on medium low heat cook eggs sunny side up until preferred doneness

Take your favorite set of bowls, plate grits and top with Adobo sausage. Gently remove egg from frying pan and set atop sausage and grits, then drizzle red wine vinegar and garlic solution to desired liking and enjoy!