Monday, August 10, 2020

Mr. Hawthorne Makes A Simple Corn Salad.

In the heat of the summer,
I like light vegetable dishes,
particularly with fresh green herbal accents
and garden tomatoes.
And that corn!
Nothing like fresh, sweet corn.
Oh yeah, there is.
A warm, garden tomato, just picked.
Full of juice, flavor, and ... sun.
I've waited all year for those tomatoes!

Here's Mr. Hawthorne's Garden Salad.
To prepare the corn,
we leave the husks on and slice off the ends.
Place in microwave, with large end facing out.
Nuke one ear for two minutes.
Two-three ears for three minutes.
Let cool at bit, then de-husk, de-silk,
and slice off kernels.

Corn Salad Ingredients
 2-3 ears of corn, prepared as above
green, yellow, orange, and red mini sweet peppers, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
2 TB chopped fresh basil
Combine all ingredients.

For the dressing:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 TB lime juice
1 tsp grated lime zest
1 tsp Texas Pete or Tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Whisk ingredients in a small bowl.
Pour dressing over corn mixture and toss to coat.

And there you have ...  summer in a bowl.

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