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Hominy, Hominy, Hominy!

1 Apr

I’ve missed you guys! This week our food challenge item was hominy.

Unfortunately, hominy always reminds me of menudo. Menudo, and its resident stomach intestines, makes me a little queasy. Therefore, I was a little bummed at the prospect.

A fellow challenger made grits which were absolutely delicious and inspired a version which I will post later this week, however, I wanted to do something soupy. Perhaps to counteract my menudo retching? Strongly perhaps.

What happened was a mild, bisque-ish concoction with vegetables and lots and lots of flavor. No muss, no fuss, no gagging. Don’t think I’ll be making it again, though.

Canned Goods
What I Used
“chicken” TVP
3 bunches green onions, sliced
2  tsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry TVP
1/2 cup water
1 tsp bouillon

3 tbsp olive oil
4 tsp ground cumin
2 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
2 cups veggie broth
1 15 oz can okra, tomatoes and corn (refer to picture. you can add them seperately. I was being lazy)
1 zucchini, chopped
Prepared TVP
45 ozs hominy in juice

What I Did

Heat up the oil over medium to high heat. Saute the green onions until they’re soft and yummy. Add the tvp, water and bouillon. Cook until the liquid is absorbed and the tvp is browned. While this is cooking, throw the hominy with the juice in the blender or food processor along with the spices. Blend until it is smooth and creamy. Pour into a large pot. Add the okra, tomatoes and corn, the chopped zucchini and the tvp. Heat through, or until the zucchini is tender, 15-20 minutes.