RECIPE: Deep Fried Calamari With Jalapeños

Crispy, deep-fried calamari and jalapeños? Yes, please—and don’t forget the beer. How can you make fried calamari even better? Use cornmeal instead of regular flour. We use Bob’s Red Mill Blue Cornmeal Flour, which also comes in a gluten-free version. Batter and fry some fresh jalapeños with it.   The idea to add jalapeños comes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cornmeal Instead Of Polenta

If you read history or old literature, you encounter cornmeal. A flour ground from dried maize (corn), it’s been a staple for millennia, feeding the native populations of the Americas and, later, the Colonials. Ground to fine, medium and coarse consistencies, cornmeal is used to make everything from tortillas and cornbread to cookies and cakes.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Polenta

Polenta, made from ground cornmeal, is a porridge that dates to ancient times and is known in England and the U.S. as cornmeal mush. You can purchase precooked, ready-to-heat-and eat “solid polenta” in sausage-like tubes, plain and in flavors such as basil, garlic and sundried tomato. Slices of polenta can be easily turned into hors…
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