With company over this weekend I’ve had plenty of opportunity to put my recipes to the test. This grilled corn salsa is the prefect mid-day snack to keep everyone happy between meals. Grilled Corn Salsa is similar to texas caviar, except it is sauteed, and does not have beans in it. This is a sweeter salsa, and the grilled corn adds a nice smoky flavor to contrast. I severed it with tortilla chips like a traditional salsa, but it would also be fabulous served along with fish, or even as a relish on burgers. My husband also likes to eat it all by itself as a side dish with meals.
Recipe: Grilled Corn Salsa
Summary: This grilled corn salsa is the prefect mid-day snack to keep everyone happy between meals. Grilled Corn Salsa is similar to texas caviar, except it is sauteed, and does not have beans in it.
- 4 ears of corn, shucked
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups vegetable or chicken stock
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- Juice of 2 limes
- Preheat a grill pan or outside grill to high. Drizzle the shucked corncobs with a little of the vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the shucked corn on the grill. Turn the corn and char on all sides, about 4 to 5 min. Remove from the grill and let cool enough so that you can handle them.
- While the corn is grilling, preheat a medium skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Add the onions, garlic, jalapenos, bell peppers, and brown sugar, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 3 min. Add the vegetable or chicken stock and continue to cook for about 4 min.
- With a knife, cut the charred corn kernels from the cobs. Add the corn kernels to the skillet with the onion mixture, stir, and continue to cook for about 2 to 3 more minutes, or until the corn is cooked through. Add the cilantro and lime juice and stir to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet tags: Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 8
Culinary tradition: USA (Southwestern)
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