When I was a kid I was NOT a fan of corn on the cob. Come to think of it, I was never really a fan of most things, picky eater extraordinaire I was. Certain finger type foods were never really my cup of tea. Chicken wings, grossy, ribs, ewww never, but corn was probably my number one, nope never gonna happen definitely NOT eating that.
But as shocking as this will sound, if my mom cut the corn off of the cob then I would chow down happily. Plus wasn’t it the best when the kernels would all stick together, kind of like corn Lego? Or as my sister referred to it last night, corn tetris.
But my love of corn has changed over the years, I’ve come to enjoy a cob with a knob of butter now and again (lots of salt and pepper is how I roll) but on occasion, if the meal calls for it, I still get a little excited by the Lego corn, I swear those ones taste better.
Red Pepper & Corn with Grilled Rib Eye
1 cob of corn
1 red pepper
1/2 red onion
1/2 grilled rib eye steak (because that’s all the meat I can handle)
Drizzle of grapeseed oil
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425 then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut up your red pepper into large chunks. Normally I just cut mine into 4, after it’s roasted I cut them into smaller bite size pieces. Slice your red onion into thicker rounds and lay both out onto your baking sheet.
Drizzle with a little bit of grapeseed oil, just enough to coat but not so much that your veggies are drowning. Then pop them into the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. You want to get a nice char on the peeper but not over cook them.
Once you have about 10 minutes left on your oven timer, heat up a pot of water to boiling then pop your corn in there, turn off the heat and cover for 5 minutes.
I’d love to at this point in the post tell you all how to grill the perfect steak but i’ve never really ventured out into the backyard where the bbq lives. Instead I just plan to have dinner with my sister as often as I can because she is the grill master. So if you plan on making this for dinner I will be renting her out on an hourly rate.
So now all that’s left to do is cut up your perfectly grilled steak (sorry if you don’t have a bomb ass sister like I do) cut your veg into bite sized pieces, and your corn on off the cob, and just chuck everything onto a plate. Top with a little salt and pepper and enjoy. You could even throw a little avocado into the mix here. Because really when is avocado not a delicious addition to any meal.
Corn… Sweeter than candy.