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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. 

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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