From the galley- Grilled Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette on Corn Cakes

Grilled corn salsa from our galley at Our Boat House

Ingredients & recipe instructions:

Grilled Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette on Corn Cakes
serves 4
(can be adapted to serve kids 6+ mos)*

For the Corn Cakes (makes 12 cakes)
2 Tbsp butter, plus more for frying cakes
1/4 of a red onion, finely diced
corn cut off of 3 ears
salt and pepper
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c corn meal
5 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp sugar

For the Salad
4 ears grilled corn, cut off of the cob
3 scallion, chopped
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered if large)
cotija or feta cheese, crumbled
cilantro, chopped, for garnish

For the Vinaigrette
1 jalapeno, roasted (blacken on the grill, seal in a bag, peel charred skin off)
juice of 2 limes
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp honey (use sugar or syrup if sharing with a child under 12 mos)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish
salt and pepper

1. Make the corn cakes: Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until translucent. Add corn and saute until soft and onions begin to caramelize. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside. Wipe pan down to use for corn cakes

2. Make the batter by whisking together eggs, corn meal, milk, sugar and a sprinkle of salt. Generously grease the bottom of the hot pan. Fry cakes in batches as you would pancakes, making each about 4-5″ in diameter. Set aside.

3. Make the salad: Mix together the corn, tomatoes and scallions. I mixed some cheese into the salad, too.

4. Make the vinaigrette: Finely chop the grill-roasted jalapeno using as many of the seeds as you like, keeping in mind that the more you use the spicier it will be. (This can be kept fairly mild if you skip using the seeds and veins but, if you’re feeding children sensitive to spicy foods, you may want to skip the jalapeno all together.) Whisk together jalapeno, lime juice, oil, honey, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Toss with salad.

5. Top corn cakes with salad. Garnish with crumbled cheese and cilantro. Enjoy!

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Grilled Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette on Corn Cakes


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