Ontario Savoury Cornbread and Chive Stuffing
Prep 30M | Cook 45M | Enjoy in 1H 15M
Wheat is not the only longstanding ingredient in Canadian cuisine, corn production can be traced back to indigenous populations in Canada and is now the third largest crop in Canada. The majority of corn is produced in Eastern Canada, with Ontario taking the lead in producing this great grain.
So while Ontario is home to some great Canadian recipes (hello, buttertarts!), we wanted to share this savory cornbread recipe from Good in Every Grain for our Ontario stop on the holiday food tour and pay homage to one of Canada’s greatest grains.
Ingredients – Chive Cornbread:
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3 tbsp sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp canola or olive oil
2 tbsp chives, minced
Ingredients – Stuffing:
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 celery stalks, diced
1 tbsp parsley flakes
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp coarse ground black pepper
2 ½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 large eggs
¼ cup unsalted butter
Directions – Chive Cornbread:
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper and sugar. Stir in the minced chives.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the egg, buttermilk and oil.
- Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
- Pour into bread tin. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Cool on a rack.
Directions – Stuffing:
- Once cornbread has cooled, sliced into small cubes. Place aside.
- Place a saucepan on medium high heat on stove top and add minced garlic. Allow to cook for 1 minutes and then add onion, celery, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables begin to soften.
- Add broth and eggs together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well and pour into saucepan with vegetable and seasoning mixture. Remove from heat and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Add cornbread cubes to bowl and gently fold in.
- Place stuffing into turkey cavity or bake in the oven, for 40 minutes in a greased baking pan covered with aluminum foil at 325°C.
- Serve warm and enjoy!