Savory Grits with Shallots Recipe

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Savory Grits with Shallots Recipe

This Savory Grits with Shallots recipe is a quick and easy side dish that goes well with roast chicken, turkey or pork chops.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped shallots
  • 3/4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen yellow corn thawed
  • 5 cups or more water

GRITS

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Instructions

  • Heat vegetable oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add chopped shallots and dried thyme and saute until shallots are tender and golden, about 6 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups thawed yellow corn and saute 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Puree remaining 1 cup corn and 1/2 cup water in processor.

GRITS -

  • Bring 4 1/2 cups water and salt to boil in heavy large saucepan. Gradually whisk in grits. Reduce heat to medium and cook until grits boil and thicken, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes. Add shallot mixture, pureed corn mixture, green onions and hot pepper sauce and stir until well blended and heated through, adding more water if mixture is too thick, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl and serve.

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