Bobby Flay shares his secret to perfect cornbread dressing

/ Source: TODAY

Want to know Bobby Flay's secret for the best cornbread dressing? It's all about the pan. Flay prepares the cornbread for his mushroom dressing in a cast iron pan, then cooks the dressing mixture in the same pan. The result is wonderfully golden-brown dressing that's dynamite with poultry and more (we'd eat it on its own).

Related: 6 myths about cast iron pans busted

The dressing and Flay's blackberry-cranberry relish (recipes for both are below) would be great with your Thanksgiving turkey, but there's no reason to wait for Turkey Day: They're the perfect complements for chicken and will transform an ordinary dinner into an extraordinary one.

Wild Mushroom Cornbread Dressing
Cranberry-Blackberry Relish

After his segment, we spoke with Bobby about signature dishes, the perfect burger, and Thanksgiving tips: