Once again it's Good Food Friday.
Some may confuse Good Food Friday with Good Friday. But there are, if fact, several significant differences. Good Friday occurs only once a year. Good Food Friday occurs once a week (or should occur once a week (Sisters -- hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge nudge)). Good Friday is a religious holiday, for which some people get to take the day off, or enjoy a reduced number of commercials on tv. (This is true, by the way. If you have the audacity to doubt me, read this.) Good Food Friday is a made-up blogging holiday, adopted in part because it gives me one given regular posting topic. It really has few other benefits, except the occasional new recipe. Finally, Good Friday is a day of fasting, whereas Good Food Friday is a day of feasting. Or of celebrating the feast.
With that all cleared up, let me share the following recipe with you. But first, the preface. This recipe is . . . a little unexpected. And considering the unusual list of ingredients, you will think it a miracle that it tastes good. But it really is divine.
Unofficially Sanctioned by the Vatican Italian Grilled Corn
6 ears corn, shucked
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 to 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
About 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
Hot red pepper flakes
Preheat a gas grill or prepare a fire in a gas grill.
Place the corn on the hottest part of the grill and cook for 3 minutes, or until grill marks appear on the first side. Roll each ear over a quarter turn and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then repeat two more times.
Meanwhile, mix the oil and vinegar on a large flat plate. Spread the Parmigiano on another flat plate.
When the corn is cooked, roll each ear in the oil and vinegar mixture, shake off the extra oil, and dredge in the Parmigiano to coat lightly. Place on a platter, sprinkle with the mint and pepper flakes, and serve immediately.
Did you catch the weird part?
I found this recipe online somewhere, and I was so intrigued by the mint/corn combination that I had to try it. I love it when something you think shouldn't work, does.
But I tried this on Monday and absolutely fell in love. So in love, I actually took pictures of it -- a la M.C.D.A. So for once, here is a real picture of actual food cooked by me.
I did omit the red pepper flakes. Cause I'm not into Hot like that. And it was still really really good.
Come on, take a chance. Try something new!