Sunday Brunch: Spicy Jalapeño Cheddar Grits

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CHICAGO — STK Steakhouse Executive Chef Robert Liberato showed how to create a delicious and Spicy Jalapeño Cheddar Grits dish that can perfectly accompany any steak.

STK Chicago
9 W. Kinzie Street

Ingredients for Grits
32oz grits
64oz half & half
64oz water
Unsalted butter
8oz cheddar cheeses (grate)

Ingredients for Roasted Jalapeño Paste
20 Roasted jalapeños (seed & skin off)
Blanched Spinach

1. Peeled skins and cut roasted jalapeños in half, then remove the seeds.

2. Place roasted jalapeños and spinach in a blender and blend on high until smooth like a paste.

3. Set finished paste aside for later.

4. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat water, half & half and butter over high heat until it comes to a boil.

5. Slowly pour in dry grits, whisking constantly to prevent burning or sticking.

6. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook approximately 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

7. Removed from fire; then add roasted jalapeno paste to taste and cheese, stirring to combine.

8. Season with salt to taste and serve


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