Slightly Charred Spicey Corn with Bluberry Relish

Pam Stewart

By
@gigi2six

While taking a little backroads trip through southwest Michigan the past few days we saw blueberries and sweetcorn at every turn. Then while in South Haven we went to a little shop called, The Olive Cart. While there I tasted Blueberry White Balsamic Vinegar. From the blueberry fields, the corn fields and the vinegar came my inspiration for this relish. It could easily be served as a side dish as well as a relish, I served it over grilled whitefish.My husband said " I think you just put Michigan on a plate." It would accompany grilled pork or chicken beautifully.


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Serves:

4 to 6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
blueberry white balsamic vinegar
3
ears of corn, roasted
1
small tomato, seeded and diced
2
medium jalpeleno peppers, finely chopped
1
clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
red onion, finely chopped
1/4 c
flat leaf parsley, chopped ( you could use cilantro, we don't care for it so i always use the parsley in it's place)
1 c
washed blueberries
1 tsp
lemon zest
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat grill to medium
2
Brush husked and cleaned ears of corn with olive oil. Place on grill turning every 3 to 4 minutes. Let a few kernels on each side become slightly charred. Remove from grill and set aside to cool
3
While corn is cooling, seed and chop tomato; chop Jalepeno, red onion, garlic and parsely. Set aside
4
Place extra virgin olive oil and vinegar in a small jar and shake vigrously to blend. Set aside
5
When corn is cool enough to handle cut kernels from the cob.
6
Lightly stir corn, tomato, jalapeno, onion, garlic and parsley together.
7
Stir in vinaigrette.
8
Gently toss in blueberries and lemon zest.
9
Add salt to your taste
10
Chill 3 or 4 hours to let flavors blend.
11
Can be served cold or bring to room temperature for serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #FARM, #FRESH, #Summer