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Monday, August 17, 2009

Fiery Habañero and Grilled Sweet Corn Salad


Boxes Boxes everywhere,setting up a new home is quite a daunting task.Heat hitting its peak in Columbus(Ohio) added to the exhaustion.We have been surviving on bread & jam and maggie instant noodles for quite some time now. Thankfully with all the belongings reaching us safe and sound and most of unpacking done, I can resume cooking and squeeze in some time for blogging.My experimental cooking still needs to wait,here is a hot and sweet salad I made couple of weeks back before the move.


The little morsel of extreme heat - Habañero

Habaneros are one of the worlds hottest peppers,just one or two is enough to impart the fieriness to any food.Peppers are high in Vitamin C and is known to reduce blood pressure,cholesterol, prevent stomach cancers and boost immunity.Use just as much needed as per the heat tolerance.For the salad if one whole habanero to too hot for your taste,use just half or quarter and make sure all the seeds(where most heat is),are carefully removed.The heat from the hot chili peppers is pleasingly balanced by the mild sweetness of the corn.Grill the corn for a wonderful smoky flavor.


Recipe : Habañero Grilled Sweet corn Salad
Serves 2


Ingredients

2 Sweet Corn,peeled and cleaned of the silk
1 cup purple cabbage,thinly sliced(or use purple onion)
1 Habañero Chili, seeded and cleaned of the white inner skin(or use Jalapeño or serranos for lesser heat)
1 tablespoon fresh mint,finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice,freshly squeezed
1/8 of a teaspoon black pepper or ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Method
Grill the corn
Place the corn on the cob directly on the grill over high heat. Grill the corn on the cob for about 10 minutes, rotating the corn as needed to keep it from getting charred too much on one side.
Remove Corn off the cob
when done cut kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.Use a sharp knife and big bowl to catch the kernels. Hold the corn cob straight up in the bowl and cut about three kernels at a time. Rotate the cob until all of the kernels are removed. Transfer in the salad bowl. mix the purple cabbage.
Dress
Prepare the dressing by whisking together oil,peppers and other spices,drizzle over the salad mixture ,toss to mix.Serve.I used the outer leaves of the purple cabbage for the serving bowl,neat isn't it?


The salad is my entry for No Croutons Required : Peppers over at Jacqueline's Blog.

31 comments:

Faiza Ali said...

YUM...Looks healthy and love the color in the background :) Nice presentation and superb click.

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy salad dear

meeso said...

Oh boy, those are some hot little peppers! What a nice looking salad!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Colourful and healthy salad, looks great! And thanks for those lovely paratha recipes:)

sabah said...

Nice and colorful salad.
I hope that your next home has a bigger and better kitchen that you can treat us with delicious recipes.

Sushma said...

Hi Yasmeen,

Welcome to Columbus.I have been following your bolg for a long time now. Thanks for sharing your healthy recipes.

Smitha said...

Oh poor girl. I know it drives me nuts when I go from a healthy lifestyle to fast food and crap, guilt eats me completely.
Wonderful salad and enjoy Ohio

Subhie Arun said...

healthy n colorful salad yar±

Pavithra said...

Looks so good and love corn salad always.. nice clicks as well..

Varsha Vipins said...

That looks like a perfect salad of my taste Yasmeen..I love the hot peppers n cool cabbage in it..:)

Sarah said...

hot and sweet..the salad looks very tempting.

Karine said...

I love your salad! It seems packed of flavors!

5 Star Foodie said...

Mmm.. that salad looks awesome with jabaneros! My husband would totally love this!

Several tips said...

Very good recipe.

Ann said...

lilac is fav color Yasmeen..looks awesome with Grilled sweet corn salad..real helathy both!!

vidhas said...

Lovley and healthy salad. colourful. Waithing for awesome recipes from your new kitchen.

Priya said...

Great to know u guys have reached safely!! colourful and healthy salad Yas!

Parita said...

I know shifting can be painful, i still and recovering from it :)
Salad looks healthy and fuilfilling, hope you settle down soon :)

Priti said...

With e new place too u manage to take such beautiful pics..salad looks colourful n yum

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely salad Y.Settle down soon,moving and resettling can be a pain

RAKS KITCHEN said...

nice colourful looking salad!

Justin said...

this sounds great, but i wonder if it would be too spicy for me?

Yasmeen said...

Justin,you could try with milder chili peppers ,the sweet corn very well compliments the heat.

Jessica said...

Serving in the cabbage leaves looks so neat.Guess I'll stick with milder peppers ;)

Amber said...

I'm crazy about sweet corn,will try this spicy version soon.

Vibaas said...

i have heard so much about habenero that i never dared to try it. looks tempting though :D

Sala @ Veggie Belly said...

this looks like the perfect summer salad! but im a little afraid of habaneros..so i'll be going with serranos instead :) good luck with unpacking! (we moved 2 years ago and still have unpacked boxes..hehe)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai Yazmeen..i think the fst day of fasting is tomarw..eid mubaraq in advance...this salad looks amazing..and really colorful.. :) wonderful snap as usual yasmeen.. :)

Sam said...

love the colors of the salad :)

sangeeta said...

i make this type of salads but this habanero seems to be like tezpur chillies...
never paired corn with red cabbage...the presentation looks so good.
howz the new place ?? having fun?

Anu said...

Healthy and yummy salad... Nice presentation.. Will try soon.

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