That is the crunchy corn salad, also referred to as the “Summer season Occasion in Your Mouth!” I discussed a number of days in the past.
It’s just some easy substances. As you would possibly count on, there’s corn…and there’s additionally tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
I’ve been making it a minimum of as soon as per week for a month, and each time the fam-bam gobbles all of it up. It’s good! After all you possibly can tweak it to your liking. The best way I describe it right here, it comes collectively in about 15 minutes.
To date, I’ve served it with sizzling canine, with parmesan hen, with basil parmesan salmon, with caprese salad, and lemon pasta, and…effectively, it rocks with nearly any protein and facet. I additionally HIGHLY suggest it by itself with a facet of crusty, recent bread. YUM!
Contemporary corn is most well-liked, however I’m not above utilizing frozen or canned corn if that’s all I’ve in the home.
In case you’re utilizing recent corn, you’ll need to take away the kernels from the cobs first… In order that’s one thing to contemplate. It in all probability takes essentially the most time.
I do it by taking two bowls — one large, one small — and begin by inverting the smaller bowl inside the larger one in order that the sting of the smaller bowl sits flat inside the larger bowl. If potential, you don’t need it to wiggle in any respect.
Now, take your shucked corn cob, and set the underside of the cob on prime of the smaller bowl. Subsequent, maintain the sharp tip of the cob with one hand, and, along with your different hand, take a knife and slowly and thoroughly run it down the edges to take away the kernels.
Um…be very cautious as you do that, OK? I do know, I do know, you’re all the time cautious, however I really feel like each time knives are concerned, it’s value repeating.
Go slowly till you get the grasp of it. Watch out as a result of YOU NEED YOUR FINGERS!
Anywho, that’s the toughest half. The salad comes collectively rapidly after that, so have the remainder of your substances gadgets prepped and able to go!
Summer season Corn Tomato and Basil Salad
- 4-6 ears of corn, shucked (I often get it in a prepack of 4 at Dealer Joes)
- 3-Four diced garlic cloves (use roughly relying in your desire)
- 1 ½ cups chopped tomatoes (see word under)
- ½ cup julienned recent basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to style
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium warmth in a nonstick pan with excessive sides. Add in corn kernels, a pinch or two of salt, after which prepare dinner, stirring often, for about 5 minutes (you possibly can prepare dinner the corn roughly relying on how crunchy you prefer it). As soon as the corn is cooked, take away it from the pan and put aside whilst you prepare dinner the remainder of your substances.
- Flip down the warmth to low, and add the remaining olive oil to the identical pan. Add your chopped garlic and prepare dinner till it’s golden and aromatic (this could take anyplace from 30 seconds to a minute or two). Watch it rigorously to ensure you don’t burn it, as a result of then it’ll style bitter.
- Add your chopped tomatoes to the garlic, flip the warmth again as much as medium, and prepare dinner for a couple of minute, stirring often. You don’t wish to prepare dinner them down; you actually solely wish to heat them via.
- Add the cooked corn again into the pan, stir and prepare dinner all the pieces for about one other minute. Then flip off the warmth.
Toss within the basil, and add extra salt and pepper to style.
You need to use any number of tomatoes, however I prefer it with cherry tomatoes the most effective as a result of they aren’t too juicy. Romas work effectively too. I’ve additionally had good outcomes with beefsteak tomatoes; nevertheless, in the event you’re going to make use of a tomato with lots of juice, I’d suggest eradicating the juice and seeds first to forestall your salad from getting too soggy. ?
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