It’s that time of year when everything is green and there are vibrant springy colors everywhere! I have bright green chives already in my flower boxes, my tulips are blooming and my raspberry canes are full of leaves. I can’t wait to get my herbs and veggies planted this year! In the meantime, I’m cooking a lot of Sriracha Sesame Sugar Snap Peas!Read more
Family Recipes! It’s Time for Granny’s Cripsy and Easy Four Ingredient Tuna Cakes!
Many old family recipes have inspired me to create new versions. I’m excited to bring you a new page and category called “Family Recipes.” You’ll find recipes like these easy, crispy four-ingredient tuna cakes, inspired by childhood memories, or family favorites, old and new!Read more
Just try this Rustic Charred Corn. It’s grilled corn-on-the-cobb with lime, cumin & mayo. Even if you don’t like mayonnaise, you’ll love this corn! Ok if you really, really don’t like mayo just use a little olive oil!
Some people really, really hate Mayonnaise. I started liking it only because my husband loves it and grew up with it. I grew up with Miracle Whip, and have been converted to a real mayo lover. My husband says, Miracle Whip is NOT MAYO, it’s SALAD DRESSING!!!
Once you have tried this easy, rustic charred corn recipe with mayo, lime and cumin, you will never want plain corn with butter again! It MIGHT even be a little healthier than smothering corn with butter. Grill it, or microwave it until it’s almost done, then char it in a cast iron pan!
Remember to rate the recipe, or comment and like below! If you love Hope’s Rustic Charred Corn, try it served up with this cilantro lime shrimp skillet!
Hope’s Rustic Charred Corn
- 4 ears of corn shucked/cleaned
- 1.5 tb mayonnaise if you really don't like mayo, just use olive oil. I like mayo made with olive oil like Krafts.
- 1 lime zested and cut in half
- ¼ tsp cumin optional, but sooo good! I like roasted cumin, like McCormic
- 1 tbsp water
- salt & pepper optional -mayo, cumin, and lime are really all it needs!
- Place four shucked ears of corn on a large piece of foil. Large enough to wrap all four ears or two small packets of two ears. (You can skip the foil and cook it in cast iron, or even on the grill, but it may dry out a bit, so I recommend microwaving it in a covered dish first to pre cook it. Then char it for added flavor)
- Rub mayo all over the ears of corn
- Zest the lime and add as much as you would like to the corn
- Squeeze half the lime over the corn
- Sprinkle the cumin and a little salt and pepper over the corn
- Sprinkle about 1 tbsp of water over the corn
- Wrap the corn up in the foil sealing the edges into a tight packet
- Place foil packet on the hot grill and grill for five minutes.
- Flip and grill for another five minutes in the foil.
- After about five to seven minutes, open the package and check to see if all the mayo is melted. (It's steamy and not white anymore.) Remove the ears of corn and place directly on the grill and turn until you have tasty char to your liking! About another five minutes turning frequently. Keep an eye on it!
- That's it! No butter, salt or anything needed!
Quick Microwave Steamed Asparagus
I like to peel it, especially when making Quick Microwave Steamed Asparagus.Jump to Recipe
Am I the only one who peels their asparagus to get every inch of asparagus goodness out of a bundle? It’s kind of a pain, but I like that I can salvage more of the veggie, especially the fat tough stalks! I like to use my microwave steamer because it cooks up asparagus perfectly every time, and I can cook it in about three and a half minutes! I dropped and cracked my old Tupperware steamer so I’m now using this one. It’s my experience that asparagus is better if you blanch it, then grill it, or sauté it, so you’ll love my “one-pot” method using the microwave steamer.
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Eating on a budget and turning one meal into two can be delicious!
Last night we had sriracha-glazed salmon for dinner that I baked in the oven. (#SalmonSunday) We ended up with about 7 ounces leftover, so I put it in a baggie in the fridge for 4 ingredient salmon cakes for tonight! I use a similar recipe to my grans tuna cakes and they are simple, crispy and delicious!