We are on a crazy movie kick. In fact, we are probably the reason that Netflix is going to charge for discs and streaming separately. We have caught up on somewhat recently acclaimed movies like “The Fighter” and “127 Hours.” We have watched movies at the recommendations of our mothers like “The Visitor” and “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles.” We have watched movies with sentimental value like “Tremors” and “Ghostbusters.” And we have watched horrible movies that left us wanting two hours of our life back like the new “Manchurian Candidate” and “Sliding Doors.”
Some of the movies like “The Visitor” and “The Fighter” were spectacular, and for some of the others, we can only feel lucky that they could, at least, be overshadowed by the food we enjoyed while watching them.
Take this corn salad, for instance. We ate it while watching Sin City. Sin City was ok. But we’ll have better memories of the salad below.
Grilled Corn Salad
(Serves 4 as a small side)
1 ear of corn
4-5 medium-sized tomatoes
1 small shallot
3-4 tbsp crumbled feta
Salt and pepper to taste
First of all, the better the feta, the better the salad. BUT we think this would be good without the feta for all of our feta-hating friends (you know who you are). AND we went with a more mild feta here because all of the other flavors are so light and summery.
When the corn has cooled then cut the kernels off the cob. Chop the tomatoes, dice the shallots, and combine.
We made a simple balsamic vinaigrette for the dressing that we thickened a little with the ground mustard.
Dress the salad, add the feta, grind pepper over the top, and serve. Sadly, we don’t have a picture of it with the feta, because we started gobbling it down almost immediately after adding it, but here is the feta-less option:
We really do promise that one day we will stop writing about corn and tomatoes. In the mean time, it’s just too good to be helped.