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Cheesy Mexicali Corn and Grits | Recipe and Critique
It was my intention to have Mexicali corn with our BBQ chicken last night, but I remembered that we had grits in the house. I. Love. Grits. It must be from growing up in the South. My granny always had cheesy grits. Yummo! When I travel anywhere south, especially near the beach, I love to get Shrimp and Grits. I love the spicy grits. And everywhere I ate it on our beach trip a couple years ago, it was made differently. Each had their own merits. Although this Mexicali Corn and Grits dish wasn't that spicy, it was still good. I still felt like it was lacking something, though. And that is why this is a recipe AND critique!
Sautee the pepper and onion in the olive oil for about 10 minutes.
Add corn into the peppers and onions and set aside.
Boil 3 cups of water with the chili powder, cumin and salt.
Once water reaches a boil, add the grits. Turn to low.
Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.
Add the pepper, onion and corn mixture and the minced garlic.
Cook over low for 4 1/2 minutes longer, stirring frequently.
Turn burner off and let sit for a couple minutes.
Add cheese and stir to melt and combine.
What I would do differently:
The peppers and onions definitely needed more seasoning. Next to the cheese and grits, they were bland. Next time I would either cook the onion and pepper in the grease from one strip of bacon or add 1/2 tsp. of salt and a little more cumin and chili powder while they're cooking.
I personally would like it a little spicier, but I was feeding it to three other people who don't enjoy spice as much as me.
I loved it except that the peppers seemed bland.
Do you eat grits (or polenta)? What's your favorite way to cook them?
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