Recipe courtesy of Easy Joe's

The Bloody Joe

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Habanero Paste:

1 pound fresh habanero peppers

1 carrot, chopped

1 lemon or lime, juiced

1 cup vegetable oil

Bloody Joe:

1 1/2 cups tomato juice

2 ounces Bloody Mary mix

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 eggs

1 cup quick grits, cooked

1 1/2 ounces peppered vodka, optional

2 ribs celery, cut in half, about 4 inches long

2 cucumbers, sliced about 4 inches long


  1. For the paste: In a food processor, put the habanero peppers, carrot and lemon or lime juice and blend. While blending, slowly add the vegetable oil.
  2. For the Bloody Joe: In a saucepan, bring the tomato juice and Bloody Mary mix to a slow simmer and season with salt and pepper. Add the habanero paste to taste for desired heat. Add the eggs and slowly poach until the whites are set, about 3 minutes. Add the peppered vodka, if desired, and stir. Pour the finished eggs and Bloody Joe mixture over the quick grits. Add the celery and cucumber on the side to garnish.