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Cajun Shrooms & Grits

Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • Cajun oil:
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • ¼ yellow onion diced (½ cup)
  • ½ red bell pepper diced (⅓ cup)
  • 2 stalks of celery diced (½ cup)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper Flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon cumin pinch
  • Roasted mushrooms:
  • 1 1/2 lbs Assorted mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 6 garlic cloves smashed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 6 Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • Grits KC’s recipe:
  • 2 ½ cups low sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup green onions sliced
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • PREPARE Oil:
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes to get hot. Adding onion, celery, and bell pepper until all moisture is cooked out approximately 5 minutes.
  • Stir in all spices and reduce heat to medium-low for 3 minutes
  • Stir in oil and let simmer until it reaches 200-degree temp and then remove from the heat and set aside.
  • PREPARE MUSHROOMS:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine the sliced mushrooms, olive oil, garlic, kosher, cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, thyme sprigs.
  • Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Roast in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • When the mushrooms are golden and cooked, remove the thyme sprigs.
  • PREPARE GRITS:
  • Bring water, cream, salt and butter to a boil. Whisk in grits for approx 5 minutes, reduce heat to low and cover for 10-15 minutes.
  • After grits reach your desired consistency add additional salt and pepper to taste.
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*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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