Blueberry Blue Moon Corn Muffins

During our visit to Blackspire Outpost on Batuu, we stopped at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo to refuel. Menu items at this eatery are heavily inspired the the Star Wars universe including Endorian Fried Tip Yip, Surabat Yobshrimp & Noodle Salad, and Batuuan Pot Roast. The environment and theming of Docking Bay 7 is excellent and will give you plenty to check out while waiting for your food to be prepared by the unseen alien chefs in the back. We specifically stopped in for the Smoked Kaadu Ribs and they did not disappoint! And for anyone who doesn't know (I sure didn't), my husband informed me that Kaadu come from Naboo.

Kaadus: native beasts of burden on Naboo

The Kaadu ribs tasted an awful lot like tender, savory pork. The chefs at Docking Bay 7 are clearly trying to satisfy a diverse crowd as the sauce is pretty mild in flavor - if you're a big BBQ fan it might not even have much impact for you. If you have a chance to catch a transport to Batuu definitely ask for extra sauce! One the side is a pile of pickled red cabbage slaw and blueberry corn muffin. Similarly to our experience with the Ronto Wrap at Ronto Roasters, the pickled slaw is an amazing compliment to the meat and balances the richness of the ribs. Anyone have a pickled slaw recipe I can have?

A surprise stand out on the plate was the blueberry corn muffin! Corn bread is a southern classic to serve with BBQ; however, I hadn't really focused on this side when prepping for this meal. It was savory yet sweet with the addition of blueberries. The blue corn meal used kept it from tasting too much like a breakfast muffin and was another unique aspect to the dish.

In fact, I loved it so much I wanted to make my own version of this jumbo off world corn muffin once we got home. The hardest part of the recipe was finding the blue corn meal. Health food stores in your area will probably have some but I ended up ordering 12 oz from Amazon. Buttermilk adds a tang to these muffins which balances out the blueberries once they're out of the oven. Honey butter is an ideal companion once these are ready for consumption. Bake in a regular muffin pan or a jumbo pan to minimize moisture loss once they are stored in an air tight container.

Blueberry Blue Moon Corn Muffin

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup blue corn meal
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted + cooled
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease jumbo muffin pan. Sift flour, corn meal, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, butter, and buttermilk. Make a well in dry ingredients and mix dry slowly into wet ingredients. Fold in blueberries. Fill each muffin well with 1/2 cup batter. Bake for 12-14 min until toothpick comes out clean. Spread with honey butter while still warm.

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