Yes, I get it. Perhaps, I was a little over-zealous and anxious with my cobs. Couldn’t wait to get them on my indoor grill. Just wanted a hint of smoky flavor so I could add to my succotash I was preparing. Ahh, I was in for a wee bit of excitement. Brushed my ‘bad boys’ with a little olive oil. They were looking oh, so, golden and firm. Placed them on my warm, maybe, a little too warm (more hot) grill. I told you I couldn’t wait to start.
While my corns made their dark marks, my fire alarm went excited. Clearly, the vent wasn’t doing a great job in keeping the smoke at bay. I quickly turned down the stove and opened a couple of windows and doors so as allow the smoke to escape. With things back to normal, I proceeded to prep and cook my succotash.
In a hot skillet with a drizzle of olive oil, I added chopped zucchini, onions, grape tomatoes (some whole and some in halves). Under low to medium heat, I allowed these to saute along with a pinch of salt and pepper. And then, it was time. It was time to remove my golden boys. Oh, they were warm and as you can see, a bit charred.
I carefully held each corn on the cob with a piece of paper towel and took my knife. And, with the help of my cutting board I removed all the kernels. Decided to go for a quick sample. Hmmmm, I was super-delighted.
My corn kernels were sweet, delicious and still had crispiness to each bite. Had to pull myself away and continue the cooking process. Kernels were added to the other succotash ingredients in skillet.
I allowed all the ingredients to get acquainted by gently folding them. Did a quick taste and added a pinch more salt and black pepper. Had some fresh cilantro herb on hand and tore a few leaves along with some chopped scallion.
Guys, I served my sweet corn succotash in corn husks along with some spicy roasted chicken wings and sweet potato wedges garnished with cilantro herb.
Guys, my taste buds and I were quite happy. The contrasting flavors and tastes placed the dish in another dimension.