Since I’ve moved into my new place I’ve been on a cooking spree. I really haven’t had the opportunity to cook much in the past 3 years…so I’m making up for lost time.
On the menu tonight was a new thing that I somewhat invented…cilantro corn. I came across a recipe not too long ago and I didn’t care for how it was cooked. So me being…me…I developed my own spin on an easy dish. Sirloin roasts were also on sale at Kroger so I figured that would make a nice main dish….You’ll need:
- 4 ears of sweet corn
- ½ cup of onion diced
- 1-2 stalks of celery diced
- 1 small bushel of cilantro diced (about 1 cup)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Beef roast or steaks (whatever you feel will go good with corn!)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ¼ olive oil
- 1 large or 2 small sprigs of rosemary
To begin I took 4 large ears of sweet corn and cut the kernels off of the cob…now you can roast your corn first…but it tends to be a lot hotter to touch when you cut it! I then placed the corn in a 12” baking pan and set it in the oven and put it on Broil….this cooks the corn fast and gives it a nice browning.
In the meantime I put two cloves of garlic and about ¼ cup of olive oil and a large sprig of rosemary in my food processor….and well….processed it to make a baste for the roast. I fired up my George Foreman grill….yes….culinary lovers will be appalled but I got it for $2.00 at a yard sale…and it’s worth that….$3.00 would have been pushing it….but it does come in handy sometimes. I lathered up the roast with the baste and slapped it on the grill.
I then sautéed some onions and celery in olive oil and set aside (about ½ cup of each). After that I chopped up a small bushel of Cilantro….Now…I never measure cilantro…mainly because I have an unhealthy relationship with it. I can never have too much! But 1 cup would be fine for this dish.
At this point the corn was done…so it gets spooned into a large bowl….add the sautéed onion and celery….add about ½ tablespoon of salt and then the cilantro…mix slightly. Then add either the juice of 1 lime…or if you’re me you buy the fake plastic lime…and then you would add just 2 Tablespoons….mix again and you’re done.
The meat should be done cooking at this point and can be sliced and plated alongside a large helping of the cilantro corn. My recipes tend to be a little free-form so feel free to add, subtract, or change whatever you like!
…I also have half a bowl of the corn left and I plan to use it as a chip dip tonight!