I picked up some fresh corn this week from my local grocers. I was surprised they were still on sale this time of year. Anyway, it was great as it allowed me to make this Sweet Corn Salsa. This salsa goes wonderfully well with corn chips, and it’s a great appetizer/side dish with grilled seafood or chicken. As always, fresh corn is the best option for this recipe; but, if it is not available in your area, just substitute with canned corn instead.
Sweet Corn Salsa
2 Large Fresh Sweet Corns, husked, silk removed and steamed (about 5 to 6 minutes)
1 Small Red Pepper (Bell/Capsicum), seeded and finely diced
1 Red Chili , seeded and finely sliced
1 Jalapeno, seeded and finely sliced
1 Large Tomato, seeded and finely diced
1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped
¼ Red or White Onion, finely diced
2 to 3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Coriander
4 Tbsp Orange Juice
Juice of 1 Lime
¼ tsp Ground Cumin
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Using a large, sharp knife carefully cut the kernels off the corncobs.
In a large bowl, combine corn kernels, pepper, chilies, tomato, garlic, onion, and coriander. Season the salsa with orange juice, lime juice, cumin, sea salt and pepper. Refrigerate the salsa mixture until ready to serve.