(If you ever hear this don't be offended its a complement).
Its good with shrimp or salmon and is savory whereas oatmeal is more sweet. Oh and they must be covered drowning in butter.
I had salmon and grits for the first time my freshman year in college. My friend Capri is from North Carolina made them. I'd never had grits accompanied with salmon but its- good trust me. And if you can find a good southern person to make 'em for you even better.