Sweet Corn & Asiago Tarts

A black pepper spiked tart shell filled with a concoction of grilled sweet corn and slivers of sharp asiago. I served it alongside a grilled salsa verde. It’s been awhile since I’ve baked a veggie tart, in fact, it’s been awhile since I’ve baked anything. But with the latest break in the heat, I’ve jumped…

Humintas

I’m racking my brain for the best way to describe a huminta, and all that I can come up with is the Bolivian version of a tamale, but that seems like a tragically inefficient way of categorizing these wonderful cheesy pastry.  This Bolivian speciality consists of a sweet corn dough, stuffed with a salty white…

Pickled Sweet Corn Salad

Lightly pickled sweet corn in a honey dijon vinaigrette with small cubes of salty feta, sweet bell peppers, and freshly picked chives.  A simple summer salad, that would probably qualify more as a starchy side then an actual salad, but is still a lovely accompaniment to any summer meal.  A lighter alternative to the more…

Chorizo & Corn Soup

A corn soup with some chorizo in it to liven it up and give it a hint of spice.  The chorizo makes a good contrast to the sweetness of the corn which can almost be too much when concentrated into a soup.  The addition of sour cream and chives also lends to contradicting the sweetness…

Grilled Corn Salsa

Fresh, homemade salsa is an easy way to add a little bit of summer’s freshness to your barbecued meat.  All it takes is a little extra chopping and some beautiful, fresh tomatoes.  The sweetness of the corn is a good complement to the spiciness of the jalapeño, the tartness of the lime, and the freshness…

Grilled Pork and Pineapple Tacos

For years now, I have been navigating through the wasteland of unripened pineapples, and the only method I have found for circumventing this dire problem is to toss them onto a hot grill and caramelize them into mouthwatering perfection.  Pineapples are one of those funny tropical fruits (like bananas and papayas) that need to ripen…