Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rosie Makes A Black Bean Salad.

The Hawthornes' soiree with Xmaskatie and Glowria continues.
I'm making a black bean composite salad for our dinner tonight. My ingredients are: black beans sauteed corn with sugar and cumin red onion radishes cilantro lime zest s & p
First I rinsed my black beans. About a cup or so.
Then I poured my beans into a pot of boiling, salted water. I let it boil for about 5 - 10 minutes, then I turned off the heat, covered the pan, and let sit it for an hour. After the hour, refresh the water, bring to a boil again and simmer until the beans are the way you like them. 5-10 minutes. I prefer al dente. I hate a mushy bean. When the beans are done, rinse and drain.
Red onion, radishes, cilantro. How much? Add a bit and taste. Adjust. It's simple. You make it like you like it.
Chop up the onion, radishes, and cilantro. On to the corn prep:
Mr. Hawthorne sliced corn off of three ears and I sauteed the kernels in butter.
Add a little sugar to enhance the natural sweetness of the corn.
Some salt and pepper.
Add a few poofs of cumin to the corn.
On to the assembly:
Pour black beans in the bowl.
Add in corn.
Red onions.
Radishes and cilantro. Lime zest. Yeah, I know it's a crappy lime.
Mix well and chill. And enjoy. This is wonderful by itself or as a dip scooped up on tostitos. And it's delightful in this hot weather. Every mouthful, you get different flavors and they're all good. Plus, it's so pretty! Next up: scallops with a Wasabi cream sauce.

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