Bourbon Creamed Corn

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 cup chopped shallots (about 4 large)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
3 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from about 5 medium ears)
2/3 cup whipping cream, divided
1/4 cup bourbon
1 1/4 cups chopped green onions (about 6), divided

Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add red bell pepper; sauté 1 minute. Add corn; sauté until almost tender, about 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup cream and bourbon. Simmer until sauce thickly coats corn, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Add remaining 1/3 cup cream and 1 cup green onions. Simmer until sauce thickens enough to coat corn thinly, about 2 minutes longer. Season creamed corn to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup green onions and serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.