Monday, June 18, 2018

Corn Salad with Shrimp and Fennel Fronds #KitchenMatrixCookingProject


Here we are at the third #KitchenMatrixCookingProject post for June. This month, Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories selected our recipes. This week she has us looking at Corn + 12 Ways. You can read more about our project: here. We'd love to have you join us. And, if you don't have a copy of his cookbook, you can read his corn matrix online. Now that it's corn season, I am looking forward to trying several of Bittman's ideas such as corn and coconut milk, corn with saffron, and corn with crab cakes! Before I get to my selection, here's what the other bloggers made...

Getting Corn-y



Corn Salad with Shrimp and Fennel Fronds
I actually bought corn for our Fathers' Day feast, knowing that I needed to make a Bittman corn recipe. So this was perfect. I did adapt slightly as my corn wasn't as fresh as I'd like to eat it raw, so I blanched it. And I swapped in fennel fronds for the tarragon.


And it was definitely a hit for our Fathers' Day dinner. I saw my dad take, at least, two helpings.

Ingredients serves 8 to 10

  • kernels from 5 cobs, approximately 4 C (raw or blanched)
  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 C halved organic cherry tomatoes
  • juice from 1 organic lemon (I used a Meyer lemon)
  • 2 to 3 T olive oil
  • freshly ground salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 T fresh fennel fronds, chopped


Procedure
Poach the shrimp. Once they are cool enough to handle, slice them in half, lengthwise. In a large mixing bowl, place the kernels, shrimp, and tomatoes. Drizzle in the lemon juice and pour in 2 to 3 T olive oil. Toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Before serving, fold in fennel fronds. 

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful salad. Don't you love it when you dad takes more than one helping? Totally a "hold your breath" moment!

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for picking the corn matrix this week. I don't think I would have focused on those otherwise.

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  2. Glad your salad was a hit and that you had a nice celebration with your Dad.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. It was a nice, relaxing celebration.

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