Cheese Grits with Morel Ragout
Although this recipe calls for dried morels, it is a fabulous showcase for fresh morels if available. Buy 1 pound and replace the soaking liquid in the recipe with chicken or beef stock. The grits must be served as soon as they are done, so prepare the morel ragout first, then reheat it when the grits are ready. More Delicious, Quick Side Dishes
The recipe can be prepared through Step 3 and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat the morel ragout and season with salt and pepper before serving.
Freshly stone-ground grits can be ordered through Hoppin' John's (800-828-4412).
This earthy ragout with creamy grits requires a red with the intensity to contrast the double-barreled richness. Go for a Barbaresco from Italy.