Spicy Corn Salad

August 22, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

One of my favorite recipes for sweet summer corn is a cold, gingered corn soup with a sesame oil, chili-garlic drizzle. All the flavors pair so well and I figured it would be equally good as a side dish. I’ve had a real see-saw of luck on my corn this year. Some ears are beautiful and some are toothless wonders, but most taste pretty darn good. So I harvested a pile and made this dish. It goes wonderfully with gingerroot's Shiso Chicken Wings, btw. —savorthis

What You'll Need
  • Corn
  • 2 cups corn
  • 2 red chilis, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons green onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 basil leaves, in chiffonade
  • 3 sprigs cilantro, chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • Sesame Chili Drizzle
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mirin
  1. Cook garlic, ginger, chilis and green onion in a tablespoon of oil until just starting to brown. Add corn and cook a few minutes more. If your corn is not as fabulously sweet as it should be you can add a pinch of sugar. Season with salt and pepper and stir in cilantro and basil.
  2. Mix all drizzle ingredients and toss into corn mixture. Enjoy room temperature.

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2 Reviews

savorthis August 22, 2012
Let me know how it turns out!
AntoniaJames August 22, 2012
Oh, this is perfect! This is on the menu for Friday night. I know my son is going to love it. ;o)