Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dinner Tonight

I tried a most delicious recipe tonight. It was an incredibly tasty butter spread for corn, and I got it from here. For the love of cooking If you love to cook like I do, then go visit this blog and put it in your favorites. It is fantastic!!
The recipe is as follows:
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
zest and juice from 1/2 lime
salt to taste
pinch red pepper flakes
shredded cotija cheese
4 ears fresh corn
Mix together, all but shredded cheese, with softened butter and spread on fresh corn on cob. Wrap in foil and cook in 400 degree oven for 20-25 min. Unwrap and sprinkle some cheese on each cob. The saltiness of this cheese makes it perfect for corn. And having just picked this corn from my garden yesterday made it all the better. We all gave this two thumbs way up!!
I made a cold shrimp salad to serve in avocado cups too. I added some shredded carrot sticks to this and we all loved it .


Cathy said...

I love this recipe too! Ever since I saw it on Pam's blog it's the only way I cook corn. Very nice photos.

Debbie said...

This sounds wonderful! All of it...I could have sat down and dug in with pleasure, haha And the recipe site looks great too...What all is in the cold shrimp salad??

Genn said...

What?! YOU did not invite us for this dinner! What?! It looks delicous. There better be leftovers!!! ;)

Amy said...

That looks so good and I'm going to look at that blog right now.

Kelly said...

Looks great!

deb said...

I want what you had...that dinner looks delicious......I love shrimp salad in avacado, I havent made that for ages, it will be on my menu next week, along with the corn!

Katie said...

I'm with Genn, You didn't invite us ;) That looks so darn good, especially the avocado cups filled with shrimp!!!!!!! Yummy!!!!!!!!

Kris said...

Hi everyone,
Sorry, no leftovers! When Drew got home he polished off the rest.
Debbie- I do shrimp salad different every time, depending on what I have on hand. I bought a bag of frozen bay shrimp from Staters the other day, it was on sale for 4.99!! I let it thaw in fridge, and then ran cold water over it in colander. Used whole bag, and then added a couple stalks of celery, minced green onion, little cilantro, lime or lemon juice, carrot match sticks, a generous scoop of real mayo, lots of fresh ground salt and pepper. Sometimes I use red pepper if I have any, oh...and two sliced hard boiled eggs!! Chill a it, and put inside avo centers, or on bed of lettuce, or eat right out of the carton like my son Drew did with the leftovers.
Bon Appetit!

Kris said...

PS Sometimes when on the lake, I like to a salad like that with shrimp or chicken and just pack it in an ice chest and serve it on Ritz! Everything taste great when it sits on a Ritz! Oh and the generic Ritz are NOT the same. It has to be Ritz!!!

Kristi said...

Ohhh, this looks so yummy. I'm drooling over here. I'm going to have to make that shrimp salad and the corn sounds delish too. Mmmm, I think I'm hungry.

Lauri said...

YUMMM! I'm envious of your fresh picked goodness from the garden. The spread sounds delicious but I am unfamiliar with cotija cheese.

Kris said...

It is a Mexican cheese. It is very salty and sort of similar to parmesan maybe, only softer and saltier. Yummy. Try it.