Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Grilled Corn with Chipotle Mayonnaise (Page 552)

RECIPE #28
  • Date: Monday, June 25, 2012 -- 7pm
  • Location: East Lansing, MI
  • Kitchen: Our House
  • Fellow Chef: Matty
  • Dining Companion: Adam
  • Recipe Rating: B



My special gentleman loves Mexican style-grilled corn, so I made this one for him! I pulled back the corn husks and discarded the silk, then replaced the husks. My special gentleman grilled the corn in the husks for a while, then removed the husks and grilled the corn some more. Meanwhile, I stirred together mayonnaise with chipotle chiles in adobo. We served the corn with the chipotle mayo and lime wedges. Grilled corn is always tasty, and this was no exception. I like the Mexican-style grilled corn, served with some kind of mayo-like sauce or cheese. I think there are better renditions of that dish than this one though. I would have preferred some Cotija, or crema, or queso fresco on my corn rather than this chiptole mayo. That said, it did taste good. Indeed, my special gentleman was quite taken with this dish. Of the 5 corn cobs pictured, Adam ate one, I ate one, and my special gentleman ate the other three!

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Oh wow, it has been a long time since I have posted. The last few weeks have been a blur of visitors and trips, work and deadlines, appointments and meetings... I am exhausted! It feels like a month ago that I went to Boston for a conference, but now that I look at the calendar I see that I came home from Boston early last week. This week is a bit mellower than the last few. No one is visiting and I am not going anywhere. Since last Friday I have been working almost non-stop to try to catch up with everything that got left behind in the last few weeks. I spent the entire weekend at my desk, working. Probably that sounds really unpleasant, but in this case it was lovely. It felt really good to just sit and work, and get things done. After a chaotic few weeks I wanted nothing more than to drink coffee in my pajamas all day and accomplish some stuff. Indeed, I think the only time I changed out of my pajamas all weekend was to go out Saturday night. My friend Kendra is about to have a baby and a bunch of us went out for one last pre-baby ladies night. It was worth changing out of my pajamas for! Other than that, I sat in my home office and plowed through old to-do lists of things that should have been done a while ago. My cats sat in my office with me all day, curled up in some comfy chairs. It was nice. In the evenings after work this week, I have been doing the same. And now, for the first time in quite a while, I feel almost caught up. My special gentleman and I are organizing a conference which is a week and a half away. There are still many things to do for that. But it is starting to seem possible to get them done now that I have cleared off some of the other things I needed to do!