Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites)
A delicious street food from Mexico, that is delicious to make in your kitchen! [caption id="attachment_5989" align="aligncenter" width="300"] From SeriousEats.com[/caption]
2 tbsp vegetable oil 4 ears fresh corn, shucked, with kernals removed (~3 cups of kernels) Kosher salt 2 tbsp mayonnaise 2 oz feta cheese 1/2 cup finely sliced scallion greens 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, stemmed, finely chopped 1-2 medium cloves garlic, pressed or minced ~1 tbsp fresh juice from a lime Chili powder or hot pepper flakes to taste
- Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add corn kernels and salt, toss, and cook without stirring until charred on one side (~2 mins). Toss corn, stir, and char on a second side (~2 more minutes). Continue tossing and charring like this until well charred all over (~10 minutes total). Transfer to a large bowl.
- Add mayonnaise, cheese, scallions, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, and chili powder, and toss to combine.
- Taste and add more salt or chili powder as needed. Serve immediately.
If you have extra, you can eat it with avocado on toast!