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Fiesta Corn
2015-06-09 18:56:52
Everyone I know likes corn and this colorful side dish will add a ‘wow’ factor to your next meal! Served cold or room temperature, you can enjoy this Fiesta Corn in the sweltering summer heat as it is perfect for cookouts or just as an accompaniment for dinner. It goes great with a barbecued pork tenderloin or even with meatloaf. You can double, triple or even quadruple this recipe for larger crowds.
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Ingredients
  1. • 3 ears of corn (about 3 cups)
  2. • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  3. • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  4. • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  5. • 2 tablespoons minced green pepper
  6. • 2 tablespoons minced red pepper
  7. • 1 tablespoon minced pickled or fresh jalapeno
  8. • Juice of 1 small (or half of a medium) lime
  9. • Salt
Instructions
  1. First we start by prepping the corn. (You can use frozen corn if you fresh corn is not available. If you choose to use frozen corn, cook it as the package directions states and skip down to the section telling how to brown it in the pan.) Remove the husks and as much of the silk as you can. Pop each ear into a sandwich bag and when all 3 are bagged, put all 3 ears into the microwave and cook for 5 minutes. (Cooking ears of corn in the microwave instead of in a pot of boiling water prevents the corn from getting soggy and allows the natural juice of the corn to steam and cook the corn instead. It's much more flavorful when cooked this way.) Carefully remove the corn from the microwave, being especially careful of the hot steam. Set them aside to cool slightly and then remove them from the plastic sandwich bags.
  2. Next, preheat a large skillet on high heat and put the vegetable oil in it. A cast iron pan is perfect for this but a nonstick pan works well. When the pan is hot, put the corn in the pan, carefully turning the ears to get them nicely browned and toasted. (If using cooked frozen corn, stir frequently till browned.) If a little of the corn’s silk is still on the ears of corn, it’s ok.
  3. After the corn cools and can be handled, cut off the kernels and place into a mixing bowl.
  4. Place the rest of the ingredients into the bowl of corn.
  5. Mix well. Taste and add salt to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
By Fay
Tasteful Eats http://tastefuleats.com/

 

 

Fiesta Corn 5Everyone I know likes corn and this colorful side dish will add a ‘wow’ factor to your next meal! Served cold or room temperature, you can enjoy this Fiesta Corn in the sweltering summer heat as it is perfect for cookouts or just as an accompaniment for dinner. It goes great with a barbecued pork tenderloin or even with meatloaf. You can double, triple or even quadruple this recipe for larger crowds.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ears of sweet corn (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced pickled or fresh jalapeno
  • Juice of 1 small (or half of a medium) lime
  • Salt

First we start by prepping the corn. (You can use frozen corn if you fresh corn is not available. If you choose to use frozen corn, cook it as the package directions states and skip down to the section telling how to brown it in the pan.) Remove the husks and as much of the silk as you can. Pop each ear into a sandwich bag and when all 3 are bagged, put all 3 ears into the microwave and cook for 5 minutes. (Cooking ears of corn in the microwave instead of in a pot of boiling water prevents the corn from getting soggy and allows the natural juice of the corn to steam and cook the corn instead. It’s much more flavorful when cooked this way.) Carefully remove the corn from the microwave, being especially careful of the hot steam. Set them aside to cool slightly and then remove them from the plastic sandwich bags.

Fiesta Corn 1

Next, preheat a large skillet on high heat and put the vegetable oil in it. A cast iron pan is perfect for this but a nonstick pan works well. When the pan is hot, put the corn in the pan, carefully turning the ears to get them nicely browned and toasted. (If using cooked frozen corn, stir frequently till browned.) If a little of the corn’s silk is still on the ears of corn, it’s ok as you can see in the photo below.

Fiesta Corn 2 (1)

After the corn cools and can be handled, cut off the kernels and place into a mixing bowl.

Fiesta Corn 4

Place the rest of the ingredients into the bowl of corn.

Fiesta Corn 3

Mix well. Taste and add salt to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Fiesta Corn 5

 

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