I do not eat fish. I know it is heresy for a foodie to say that they don’t eat something but there you are — fish just tastes fishy to me. I do, however, like the crispy cornmeal coating that goes on Southern fried catfish. AND I like the cole slaw and hushpuppies that are served with it. It just seems ridiculous to go into a restaurant and order a catfish plate – hold the catfish, you know?
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O.k. I have to admit that I have never gotten used to the Southern style cornbread that is heavy and savory. I like this sweet, light recipe when I want my cornbread fix. To me it has a nice, moist texture and the sweetness of the corn really shines through.
Since my thyroid surgery I don’t swallow things so well and if they are too dry they get stuck in my throat. Cornbread is one of the worst offenders. This is moist enough that it is no problem for me at all. Continue reading
I made these muffins with the roasted cornmeal from Muddy Dog Roasting Company. This is a great all around cornbread recipe but the roasted cornmeal makes all of the difference in these. They are sweet with a subtle roasty flavor that is at once sophisticated and comforting. The slight grittiness of the stoneground cornmeal adds a nice rustic touch. I reviewed this cornmeal here.
Because of the use of honey and all purpose flour in these you get a moist, sweet corn muffin. Perfect for breakfast or as an accompaniment to soup these will become a staple recipe in your pantry I think. Continue reading
A few weeks ago my friend, Jim, at Muddy Dog Coffee Roasters asked if I would be interested in trying a new item he had come up with. Roasted Cornmeal. I am the adventurous sort so I agreed.
What is roasted cornmeal you ask? Well it is made from corn that is grown locally in Jim’s neck of the woods and then roasted. The roasted kernels are ground to a flavorful cornmeal that just has the most unique flavor I have tried. Slightly smokey and more intense than regular cornmeal, this roasted type is going to totally rock your cornmeal world. I think this would be awesomeness used in a tamale pie recipe and I can’t wait to try a few more recipes with it.
Jim is very eco-conscious and I appreciate the careful consideration he gives to promoting and buying local ingredients. His roasting method for coffee and cornmeal turns out high quality products every time. At least every time I have tried them!
Remember I reviewed the Southern Living Glorious Grits book? Well Jim also has roasted grits that he sent and I will be reviewing them as well. I will also be sharing the recipe I made with the smoked cornmeal as well as the grits.
Disclaimer: Muddy Dog Roasters sent me the cornmeal. No money exchanged hands. They are not asking for the product back.Not that I would send it back anyway. My opinions are based solely on the quality of the product and the fact that Jim has kidnapped my manatee and is holding it hostage even as we speak. Please buy this product. I miss Barbara Manatee.