Summer Corn Salad

Ingredients:

Fresh ears of corn

Fresh okra

Plum tomatoes, chopped

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Butter

Fresh basil 

Olive oil

Sherry Vinegar (optional, for finishing)

Method:

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Place okra on a baking sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.  Roast okra for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven.  Remove and set aside.

While okra is roasting, prepare the corn by removing the husks and silk, and then by carving off the kernels. (Cook's tip: cut off one end of the corn ear to stabilize it and then hold it upright over a large kitchen towel or bowl to capture the kernels as you carve down the ear.)

In a large skillet, melt butter over a medium heat, toss in corn and saute until corn is softened slightly (about 8-10 minutes).  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add corn and okra to a serving bowl and toss to combine.  Add in tomatoes and garnish with fresh basil leaves.  Finish with additional seasoning to taste and a drizzle of sherry vinegar, if using.  Serve and enjoy!
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