Corn on the cob is a very popular vegetable at my house. It is sweet, full of flavour and tastes delicious steamed or lightly grilled with a little butter. Now is the time to enjoy it (and we have been!) as it’s finally in season! Because it cooks quickly and tastes so delicious I thought it might be nice to create an easy practical dish which featured this wonderful autumn vegetable. So I made this quick grilled corn and pepper salsa.
Tinned corn is fine added to salads and other dishes throughout the year but it really does not compare with fresh lightly grilled sweet and juicy corn kernels. Slicing the kernels off the cob is also easy to do and doesn’t take much longer than opening a can of sweetcorn and draining off the water. So save your cans of sweetcorn for later and make the most of fresh corn while it’s in season!
2 corn on the cob
2 large peppers (red and green), deseeded and cut into thick pieces
1 and 1/2 or 2 small green chillies (without the seeds), finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
Small coriander bunch, finely chopped (about 5 tablespoons)
1 lime – juice and zest
3 tablespoons olive oil (plus a bit more for brushing the corn)
Fine sea salt to taste
Brush the corn lightly with oil and grill in a griddle pan on a medium heat for about 10 minutes, turning often. Remove from the heat and wait for it to cool a little.
Place the peppers in the griddle pan and quickly brown for a couple of minutes turning often. Remove from the heat and set aside.
While the vegetables are cooling make the dressing by combining the oil, garlic and lime juice and zest. Stir and set aside.
Place the corn vertically on a cutting board and remove the kernels by slicing downwards using a sharp knife. Place the kernels in a bowl.
Finely chop the grilled peppers and add to the corn kernels. Add the coriander, onion, chillies, season to taste and stir thoroughly. Stir and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Pour in the dressing before serving.
I’ve linked up this recipe to Simple and in Season