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Tuna with Parsley and Capers

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

 Tuna with Parsley and Capers is a delicious and easy way to prepare tuna steaks. The parsley, caper, and lemon sauce enhances the flavor of the tuna remarkably well and gives this simple dish stunning appeal that you would expect from fine dining.

Cast Iron Recipe Ideas

Cast Iron Recipe Ideas

Cast Iron Cooking. I love cooking on cast iron. It’s old. Dependable. A wonderful conductor of heat. It goes from stovetop to oven, plus it gives traces of iron to your food, which is just a bonus! Below are a few of my favorite Cast 

Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread is so delicious. I never knew how good cornbread could be until I made it in my cast iron skillet. 

Favorite Cornbread Moments

One of my favorite moments is when I remove the hot skillet from the preheated oven. In anticipation, I pour the batter into the liquid grease and it immediately begins to sizzle and fry. I literally see the crust forming as I scrape the last drops of batter into the skillet. Then I scoot the pan back into the oven and close the door. Fifteen to twenty minutes later I open the door again to be hit by the heat of the oven. I catch the whiff of sweet, baked cornbread. So delightful.

Slicing Skillet Cornbread

My next favorite moment is when my knife slices through the crusty bread. It cuts through the tender golden top, deep into the chewy interior, and all the way down to the caramelized, crunchy bottom until it hits iron. Oh my goodness! Folks, if you haven’t tried making cornbread in cast iron, please do so. Soon.

Ingredients Needed to Make Skillet Cornbread

  • vegetable shortening
  • yellow cornmeal
  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • buttermilk

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Spoon shortening in cast iron skillet and place in oven while preheating to 425 degrees.

In medium bowl, sift together the yellow cornmeal, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add buttermilk and mix to combine. Allow to set for a few minutes while oven is preheating.

Remove skillet from oven and pour mixture into the hot oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serves 8-10.

A Few Tips

Cornbread Sizzles in Hot Skillet

When preheating the skillet in the oven, I recommend using shortening instead of oil. As the temperature in the oven rises, the shortening melts. You’ll know the skillet is hot enough when the shortening has completely melted. And that’s when your batter will sizzle!

While I suggest using buttermilk, there have been times when I haven’t had any in my fridge. You can make your own by adding white vinegar or lemon juice to whole milk. Use 2 tablespoons for each cup of whole milk. When you add the acid to the milk, the milk will curdle. Stir it and let it set for 10-20 minutes before using.

Recipe for Sausage Bean Soup

Skillet Cornbread is best served warm from the oven and is especially good with Ham and Beans or Sausage Bean Soup. My husband likes eating the leftovers the next morning for breakfast with eggs and ham. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

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recipe for skillet cornbread

Skillet Cornbread

This recipe so good. I never knew how good cornbread could be until I made it in my cast iron skillet. Delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cast Iron Cooking, Cornmeal
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Glass Measuring Cups
Glass Mixing Bowls
Cast Iron Skillet
Potholders

Ingredients

  • 3-4 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  • Spoon shortening in cast iron skillet and place in oven while preheating to 425 degrees.
  • In medium bowl, sift together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add buttermilk and mix to combine. Allow to set for a few minutes while oven is preheating. Remove skillet from oven and pour mixture into the hot oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serves 8-10.
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Skillet Pan Pizza

Skillet Pan Pizza

Skillet Pan Pizza is a recipe I love to bake in my Lodge Cast Iron Skillet. The dough bakes up into this thick, tender crust that is NOT greasy. It’s so soft and wonderful. I Love My Cast Iron Skillet Can I just say how much