8.26.2009

Thaltha? No, Salsa!


It's high corn and tomato season these days....and with all the wet and rain in July, it's really only questionable tomato season. We've found a couple of excellent heirlooms, picked out some meaty beefsteak but my go-to for a dish that requires fresh tomatoes are cherry tomatoes. Not the grape ones but the miniature round, juicy ones that are actually seasonal this time of year. They're Lilliputian versions of a beefsteak, in my humble opinion.

Since I tend to visit the farmer's market with the underlying panic of Armageddon-as in, this might be the only chance I have in my entire life of getting anything that tastes like it's supposed to, I always come home with an armful of corn.

And with much of the leftover corn that's been steamed to perfection, I came up with this recipe so that none of those golden, sweet nuggets of goodness will never go to waste.

Cherry Tomato and Corn Salsa
Yields 2-3 cups

4 ears of steamed corn, kernels removed
2 pints of cherry tomatoes
4 stalks of scallions, chopped
1-2 jalapenos, to taste *
1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped finely
Juice of one lime
Teaspoon of olive oil
Teaspoon of white balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients. Allow to sit at room temperature up to one or two hours before serving for flavors to combine (this is key!).

*a word on heat: I tend to go easy on jalapenos with this dish as too much kills the sweetness of the corn and meaty tang of the tomatoes




3 comments:

Dave said...

if my cherry toms didn't get blighted, I'll make this tomorrow night. If they did, Friday. Come on up.

Anonymous said...

YOU came up with that recipe? Its suspiciously similar to a salad we consumed in Quogue made by Geraldine.

THEIF!

BonjourBruxelles said...

Anon aka my BROTHER: Great minds think alike, I suppose. When you have ears upon ears of corn wrapped in cellophane staring at you in the fridge, there's only one call to answer.

Dave, gotta set a date for a much needed visit before you guys move....with or without blighted toms.

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