Summer Recipe: Fire-Roasted Corn Salad
Have we got a treat for you today…
With Pioneer Day right around the corner (for those of you followers that live outside of Utah, we are privy to two July holidays in this lovely state, celebrated similarly with BBQs, family get-togethers, and time off work), we here at MOOD wanted to give you a little something to spice up your BBQ this Sunday (or Saturday). I found this little gem of a recipe on Williams-Sonoma’s website, a sanctuary for beyond scrumptious recipes.
They call it Fire-Roasted Corn Salad. It so easy to make and perfect for this time of year when sweet corn stands are aplenty. All it requires is a bunch of chopping and whipping-up a quick vinaigrette, and everyone will think you are a 5-star chef. No joke. I’ve served this dish at so many BBQs and it is always the bees knees.
Pair it with their Grilled Garlic Bread, also a crowd pleaser, add a touch of leek (or don’t, still tasty without), and people will be begging you to show up to every one of their BBQs.
Let me make a personal note here. The corn salad can be simplified by roasting the corn on the cob stovetop or even broiling frozen corn in the oven, as well as broiling the garlic bread in the oven. But NOTHING will trump the to-die-for tastiness AND smokiness that only comes from the grill.
Of course you have to have a meat dish present too. Your typical steak, hamburger, pork chop will do here. But if you want to be a bit atypical… try my personal recipe I like to call ManDogs. Buy some crappy hot dogs and soak them in beer overnight (poke holes in the dogs using a fork, helps them absorb the beer better), then wrap them in bacon (use toothpicks to hold in place), and throw them on the grill. Results: ridiculous deliciousness in your mouth and a gain of 5 pounds after this is all over.
And let’s not forget dessert. Grill a few peaches, pair with yummy vanilla ice cream, and top it off with some homemade rum glaze (brown sugar, butter, and a touch of rum). If you dare take on the combination of all four items, I solemnly promise, your BBQ WILL be the talk of the town.
Happy grilling and happy Pioneer Day!!!