A Surprise Hit

by Beryl

in Appetizers & Sides,Fruit,Quick,Vegetables,Vegetarian

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Berry season is tapering down just as corn is taking off, so this is a good time to share this recipe of fresh blueberries and roasted corn. We hope that you will like as much as we do. The richness of the salad depends on concentrating the sugar in the corn a bit, so it is very important that the corn be fresh & roasted, not frozen & boiled. The good news is that we have tried both grilling the corn and broiling in the oven and both methods produced good results.

Corn and Blueberry Salad

Roasted Corn and Blueberry Salad

2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups roasted corn
small handful of basil chiffonade
2 Tablespoons olive oil
pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper

First, roast the corn. Whether you choose to grill or broil, do this: Soak the corn in water in its husk for 10-15 minutes. Put it on the grill or under the broiler and cook for about 12 minutes, rotating every few minutes. If broiling it, you’ll do best by placing it parallel to both the heating elements and the rungs on the oven rack so it cooks evenly and is easy to turn. When finished, remove from heat and let it cool in the husk.
When it is cooling, chop the basil into thin strips, and toss in a bowl with the blueberries. Cut the corn from the cob and add to berries. Add oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and toss to coat. Eat. Ahhhh.

Serves about 3-4

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Jennifer September 9, 2009 at 1:25 am

This is a combination I have never tried but am so fully intrigued now, i cannot wait to make this! Thanks!

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Talley September 9, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Cool, let us know what you think!

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Kevin September 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Sweet corn and creamy beans are a nice combo.

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Relaena Sindelar September 27, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Very fun! I've too have been inspired by veggie-fruit salads this summer… did a corn/mango/avocado one recently with a bit of sweet smoked paprika… yummy. Can't wait to try this one! Really miss the friendship we began with you guys… is your schedule open yet? :-)

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