Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mesa Grill blue and yellow corn muffins

Don't these muffins look cool?

It took me about 5 grocery stores to find the blue cornmeal that Bobby Flay uses in many recipes in his Mesa Grill cookbook. But, I think it was worth the search. I find that corn muffins can vary widely - some are very sweet and almost cakelike, and others are on the savory side. This is a distinctly savory muffin, flavored with red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro. All of the ingredients are divided to make separate batches of blue and yellow batter. The batters are spooned side-by-side into the muffin tins before baking.

These muffins were very flavorful and had a nice texture. They were a little dry on the second day, so eat them while they're hot! I served the muffins alongside Bobby's black bean soup with toasted cumin crema and three relishes.


Anonymous said...

These are fantastic!

Christine said...

They are very cool looking. But I must say, initially they looked moldy to me, LOL!!! Honestly they look great!!

Anonymous said...

these look delicious! where did you manage to get blue corn meal? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Sara said...

Anonymous - I had trouble finding it too, finally got it at Draegers, which is a grocery chain in the Bay Area. You could probably order it online too.