Grilled corn salsa

Grilled sides are of course,Grilled corn salsa ready to go you guessed it, better than un-grilled sides. And it’s corn season here in Norway now. It lasts only for a very short time here, about a month, which of course means: eat as much corn as you can, now! This grilled corn salsa is perfect with steak, burgers, ribs,  fish, venison – it goes well with all grilled proteins really. It takes a little time to make, but I promise you, it will be worth it.

Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Easy

 

What you will need:

  • 5 pieces of corn, on the cob, with the husks
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup of coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp homemade mustard (or you can buy one)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter

The only way to grill cornHow to do it:

Fire up your grill according to the 50/50 setup. Place the corn cobs, husks on, directly over the fire. Turn them about every 4-5 minutes. While they’re grilling, get a large bowl, and pour in olive oil, mustard, vinegar, lime juice and honey. Whisk it well together to a dressing, and season well with salt & pepper. Coarsely chop cherry tomatoes and red onion, and mix that with the dressing.

Now you can focus on the corn. Once the husks are nicely charred on all sides, take the Peel back the husks and sear it!corn off the grill, and remove the husks. You might need to let it cool a bit depending on your “chef hands” level.. Once the husks are removed, brush lightly with vegetable oil, and lightly sear (not char) the corn directly over the coals. This should be very quick, so keep turning them all the time, or you will end up having burnt corn.

The corn is now almost ready! Time to get it off the cob. I like to do this in some kind of deep dish, but if you want corn all over your kitchen, you can do it on a cutting board. Set the cobs upright and use a knife to remove the corn from the cob. Once it’s all removed, mix it with 1-2 tbsp of Maldon salt, and the 2 tbsp butter. Grind some pepper over it too. Then, put it in the large bowl with the rest of the stuff, add the chopped cilantro, and mix it up. I like to serve this salsa lukewarm like it should be now, but it also keeps well in the fridge. Enjoy!

Baby back ribs, green apple slaw and grilled corn salsa. Nuff said. EAT!

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Grillet maissalsa

Grilled corn salsa ready to goGrillet tilbehør er selvsagt bedre enn ikke grillet tilbehør. Og nå er det maissesong i Norge! Butikkene bugner over av deilig fersk mais, noe de ikke gjør de 11 andre månedene i året. Så her er det bare en ting å gjøre: spis så mye mais som mulig, nå. Denne maissalsaen passer perfekt til biff, grillet fisk, baby back ribs, ja til bortimot alle proteiner du måtte finne på å slenge på grillen. Den tar litt tid å lage, men du kommer garantert til å synes at det var verdt det.

Tid: 60 minutter
Vanskelighetsgrad: Enkel

 

Hva du trenger:

  • 5 maiskolber, med bladene på
  • 20 cherrytomater
  • 1 rødløk
  • 1 kopp med grovhakket koriander
  • 2 ss med hjemmelaget IPA-sennep (eller du kan kjøpe en god sennep)
  • 2 ss olivenolje
  • 5 ss eplesideredikk
  • Juice fra 1 lime
  • 1 ss honning
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 ss smør

The only way to grill cornFremgangsmåte:

Fyr opp grillen din med såkalt 50/50 oppsett, dvs. kull på ene halvdelen. Plasser maiskolbene med bladene på direkte over kullet. De må snus ca. hvert 4.-5. minutt. Mens maiskolbene grilles, finn en stor bolle og hell oppi sennep, olivenolje, eplesideredikk, limejuice og honning. Visp dette sammen til en dressing og krydre den med salt og pepper. Grovhakk cherrytomater og rødløk, og bland det med dressingen. Vent med koriander til servering, den smaker best da.

Nå kan du fokusere på maisen. Når bladene er godt svidd på alle sider, tar du maisen avPeel back the husks and sear it! grillen, og fjerner alle bladene. Du må kanskje la maisen kjøle seg litt før du gjør dette, alt etter hvor mye kokkehender du har. Når bladene er fjernet, pensler du maiskolbene med litt vegetabilsk olje, før du bruner dem direkte over kullet. Dette går veldig fort, så her må du bare snu, snu og snu, hele tiden, hvis ikke ender du opp med brent mais.

Nå er maisen nesten klar! Neste steg er å finne en dyp form eller lignende, sette maiskolbene på høykant, og skjære maiskornene av kolben. Når alt er av, blander du inn 1-2 ss Maldon-salt, og 2 ss smør. Kvern litt svart pepper over maisen også, før du putter den i bollen med resten av salsaen, sammen med den grovhakkede korianderen, og bland alt godt. Jeg liker å servere den lunken med en gang, men den holder seg også godt i kjøleskapet noen timer.

Baby back ribs, green apple slaw and grilled corn salsa. Nuff said. EAT!

Tasty, creamy coleslaw

Homemade coleslaw. Ah yeh…

Coleslaw is my go-to side for a lot of BBQ and grilling meals. It’s a must for me with any BBQ sandwich, like pulled pork, hamburgers, sliders, steak sandwiches, brisket… It also works great with hot dog, as a side for BBQ chicken, fish…. Coleslaw – what can’t it do! So here’s my standard recipe, and I will get back to you with some more exciting varieties once you’ve got this nailed. Not into the creamy coleslaw? Lactose intolerent? Check out my spicy slaw instead!
Time: 20-30 minutes
Skill level:Easy

You’re going to need:
1/2 head of a large cabbage (or 1 whole medium cabbage)
2 carrots
1 cup of mayo (I suggest the homemade one found here, without the Chipotle)
1/2 cup of sour cream
4-6 tbsp vinegar (I use clear, no-taste vinegar for this)
2-3 tbsp sugar
1 clove of minced garlic (optional)
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Salt/pepper

How you do it:

  •  Put the mayo, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, optional garlic and cayenne pepper in a container large enough to hold all your slaw. Whisk it all together, season with salt pepper, and adjust vinegar vs sugar levels to your tastes
  • Peel the carrots and grate them into the dressing
  • Thinly slice the cabbage (leave out the middle white stem part, it can be quite bitter)
  • Put on some vinyl gloves (indispensable), and mix it all well together
  • I like to make this some hours in advance, I think it tastes better when it sits a little bit. It will also keep well in the fridge for some days if you have leftovers.