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It is one of those Santa Fe unexpected snowy days. I’m sitting home, expecting a friend for lunch, not sure what to make. I look in my pantry, I have some hominy and beans, and I thought, corn chaff, but I thought the traditional corn chaff is too heavy. I looked into my freezer, there was some shrimp and cat fish, and I thought I can come up with sea food corn chaff and that is what I did. I wish I had some lobster tails or crab meat to throw into the mix.

I think it came out good and I had a good lunch and visit with my friend.

Sea Food Corn Chaff


3 cups cooked corn (hominy) (you can change these quantities depending on how corn you want)

3 cups cooked pinto beans (you can change these quantities depending on how beans you want)

½ Onion (chopped)corn chaff

8 Garlic cloves (pressed)

2 Tbsp. fresh ground ginger

2 bay leaves

1 fresh tomato (chopped)

½ lb. shrimp

3 cat fish fillet (cut up)

Habanero pepper (optional)

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste



Pour olive oil in cooking pan

Add crush garlic and chopped onions

Cook until golden brown

Add corn, beans, salt and 4 cups water

Bring to boil, cook for about 30 minutes

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for about 30 minutes or until you get the consistency of thickness desired.