May 1, 2015

Wild Blueberry Buttery Grits

As a Southern born and raised foodie, y'all know I love a hot bowl of buttery grits! So when I was asked by Moms Meet {greenmomsmeet.com} to review Wild Blueberries {wildblueberries.com}, I knew I wanted to share a few mouthwatering, savory blueberry dishes that feature combos that most people wouldn't think of. Don't get me wrong, I love a good Blueberry Muffin or Blueberry Smoothie but I {and I'm sure you too} have seen plenty of recipes for those. But how about Crock-Pot Blueberry Barbecue Chicken Wings or Bacon Wrapped Blueberry Glazed Smokies, or -wait for it-  Wild Blueberry Buttery Grits?! Yep, you read that right and let me tell you Wild Blueberries and hot buttery grits are a match made in foodie heaven!
 Check out the easy recipe below - and some info on the benefits of Wild Blueberries-  and make a pot of Wild Blueberry Buttery Grits for your next family breakfast! Trust me- you'll thank me. 

Why go wild for Wild Blueberries?

Wild Blueberries have a more intense flavor than regular blueberries. Wild Blueberry plants are more genetically diverse with thousands of interlocking plants spreading and interlocking naturally across fields over thousands of years. That diversity is what gives Wild Blueberries their complex and delicious flavor—an extraordinary mix of tart and sweet.
 • Wild Blueberries have two times the antioxidant capacity of the larger cultivated blueberries. A growing body of research shows the potential health benefits of Wild Blueberries including gut health, diabetes, cancer, and brain health.
 • 99% of the Wild Blueberry crop is frozen fresh at harvest, which locks in their nutrition and taste.
 • Wild Blueberries are called “wild” because they are not planted— they have occurred naturally in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada for 10,000 years.

Ingredients:

Makes 4 servings
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup grits
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 cups frozen wild blueberries, thawed
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Directions: 

  1. Prepare grits by bringing 4 cups of water to boil over medium heat in a large saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, add 2 cups of thawed frozen blueberries and 1 tbsp of sugar to a saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Add 4 tbsp butter and stir until melted. Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.
  4. Whisk in 1 cup of yellow grits (I use creamy home-style grits from my local farmer's market) and 1 tsp of salt to the boiling water.
  5. Stir for 3-4 minutes until thickened then remove from heat. Or you can keep warm on low heat until ready to serve. 
  6. Serve grits hot in a bowl with a couple hearty spoonfuls of blueberry butter on top. 

I love all kinds of grits but these creamy yellow corn grits are my favorite. 
And they cook in under 5 minutes! 
Prepare grits by bringing 4 cups of water to boil over medium heat in a large saucepan.
Whisk in 1 cup of yellow grits and 1 tsp of salt to the boiling water.

Stir for 3-4 minutes until thickened then remove from heat.
Or keep warm on low until ready to serve. 

Meanwhile, add 2 cups of thawed frozen blueberries and 1 tbsp of sugar to a saucepan 
over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer.
Add 4 tbsp butter and stir until melted.
Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.

Serve grits hot in a bowl with a couple hearty spoonfuls of blueberry butter on top. 
Dare I say- Best Breakfast Ever!

Connect and share with Wild Blueberries! 
Learn more online at wildblueberries.com

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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

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