You know what I love? Cookbooks that give me a lot of bang for my buck. One such cookbook is Fresh Every Day: More Great Recipes from Foster’s Marketby Sara Foster. She crams so much on each page, it’s like getting three of four cookbooks in one. Seriously.
For example. The page where I found this recipe has a main recipe titled: Creamy Cheesy Corn Grits for All Seasons. Then that recipe is followed by 4 different ways to use that recipe depending on the season: Winter – Ham and Parmesan with Balsamic-Roasted Tomatoes, Spring – Shrimp, Tasso, Asparagus, and Leeks, Summer – Summer Vegetables and Basil, and Fall – Sweet Potato, Bacon, Blue Cheese and Rosemary. See? 5 recipes on page! Since it’s winter, I went with her winter take (I’m simple like that).
This was a creamy, cheesy plate of love. Seriously.
Creamy Cheesy Corn Grits with Ham and Parmesan
- 2 teaspoons sea salt, plus more to taste
- 1 cup stone-ground yellow grits
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup diced country ham, sautéed to a golden brown
Bring 3 cups of water to boil over high heat. Stir in the salt and add the grits in a slow steady stream, whisking as you add them. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook stirring often for about 40 to 45 minutes. Stir in the milk and the corn kernels and cook for about 2 minutes to warm the corn.
Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, Parmesan, ham and pepper. Stir until the butter and the parmesan melts. Taste for seasoning. If they’re too stiff stir in some more milk.
Serve topped with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes.
Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes
- 6 plum tomatoes, halved
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400. Place the tomatoes and onions on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the rest of the ingredients. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes.
This will be my entry for Heart ‘n Soul Blog Hop.