The star of the show here is the home made corn bread. The corn meal based side dish is one of the few ways we know of to sneak a piece of cake onto your plate and genuinely claim you’re just eating dinner! You can find our ultra simple corn bread recipe here.
Rounding out this plate are some home made BBQ beans that go perfectly with corn bread; just simmer some pinto beans with ketchup, mustard, mustard powder, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and coriander and boom – perfection. Tweak as needed of course.
Also making an appearance, some air fried chicken pieces, sliced cucumber in lime juice and salt plus a couple of my favorite hot sauces.
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. I started Shop Smart to catalogue my adventures in the grocery store and kitchen. Follow along on Instagram too!