Using this old hand grinder R ground the corn into cornmeal.
It left it still rather coarse so he put it through a small electric grinder. It was slightly darker in colour than commercial cornmeal.
He then made his usual polenta.
The recipe he uses is:-
300 grams of cornmeal
700 mls of chicken stock ( or similar )( or water )
300 mls of milk
1 finely chopped onion
50 grams of butter
1 tsp salt
120 grams of finely grated parmasan
Sauté the onions in the butter in a large saucepan.
Add the liquids, stir and bring to near boil. Add salt.
Slowly add the cornmeal while stirring, stirring stirring.
Pour into a buttered dish and let set. Refrigerate.
It can then be cut into squares and fried ( makes the edges crispy ) or chips and baked with rosemary.
It is quite rich but very tasty.
Meanwhile son was setting his net in the estuary.
This time he caught a very large Kahawai.
A smoker has been bought so the fillets got smoked and looked like this.
From this he made very tasty fish cakes
( which had mashed kumara and potato in them ).
Some of us took a trip to the closest beach ( Omokoroa ) as Sunday was such a clear warm day. ( Mt Maunganui / Mauao in background)
The tide was well out and there were lots of mud crabs.
The mornings now feel like Autumn but the days are still very warm. 30 degrees C here yesterday.