With summer coming to a close, so is sweet corn season. This years crop from my friends at Selmi’s was sooooo good! I had a few ears left over and Spicy Fresh Corn Relish was the perfect way to preserve (pun intended) those golden kernels.
Even as a kid my favorite veggie was corn, it still is today. Fresh corn ob the cob is summer at it’s best. If you ever had the chance stop by Selmi’s and pick up a dozen…..better get two…..of their fabulous bi-colored corn do it, you will not be disappointed . My nephews girlfriend told me it the best sweet corn she has ever had……I couldn’t agree more.
The end of summer is also canning time for those who garden and lay up a larder of their goods. While this is not a traditional canning recipe……it’s more like “quick can”, it produces a fine relish. It will last about a month in the frig.
Sweet corn, fresh off the cob, no need to cook it, red onion, red chiles, and jalapeños, with a touch of lime and cilantro for freshness. Cover with an apple cider brine and you have a sweet little relish.
Spicy Fresh Corn relish is a perfect way to spicy up a grilled burger or bratwurst, maybe a hot dog.
If you have a few ears of corn to use up try Spicy Fresh Corn Relish to end the summer with spice!
2 ears fresh corn, kernels cut off the cob, do not cook use raw
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
½ cup organic apple cider vinegar
¾ cup water
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Pack into a 1-quart jar. Bring ½ cup apple cider vinegar, kosher salt, and ¾ cup water to a boil; pour over corn. Seal jar. Let cool; chill. Keeps up to 1 month unopened.
Sometimes in the blog world you need a little help from your friends. Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans was a recipe I found over at Simply Recipes.
If you follow me you know I am the Food Service Director for a small town in Northern Illinois. School started this week. Can you say crazy busy??
So, I after visit to a local produce cart and purchased some really nice green beans, I needed a recipe. But, with my mind on school lunch, it was hard to focus on anything other than chicken nuggets, and school pizza. I really needed a recipe!
My go to Pinterest led me to Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans from Simply Recipes. Simply delicious and simply simple.
Blanch the green beans, which takes only minutes, once the water boils…..oh hum!
Give the cooked beans a quick dip in some icy water to stop the cooking process. This method gives them a beautiful green color, and a crisp snap.
In a small bowl the “dressing” is 3 simple ingredients, orange marmalade, soy sauce, and Tim’s favorite Sriracha. Spicy ketchup. It adds a little kick to the recipe.
Drain the beans and toss with the sauce……lol, I’m a poet!!
Serve at room temperature. They are the perfect side for anything grilled, or would be a nice on a Crudite Platter. Fancy French word for veggie tray.
A big thanks to Simply Recipes for giving my over worked blog brain a rest so I could focus on the busy business of feeding the future leaders of the world a nutritious breakfast and lunch!
Have some green beans to use? Try Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans.