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Street Corn

One of my favorite little taco shops in Dallas, Velvet Taco, has some of the best “street corn.”  No the humor does not escape me in that it is called “street corn,” but is actually purchased from a very trendy taco shop close to downtown Dallas.  To be completely honest, I’ve never had legit street corn that I’ve actually purchased off of a vendor on the street.
I think I’ve had street corn from a food truck. But since those are incredibly trendy in Dallas, it can’t be the real deal. So it probably doesn’t count.
My recipe definitely isn’t “legit street corn” as I didn’t peddle it on the streets, and I subbed out all the unhealthy junk for healthy stuff. However, it tastes authentic and is full, and I mean full, of flavor.  

Healthified Street Corn 
Modified from this Food Network Recipe

2 cobs of corn, husked and rinsed
1 6-ounce container non-fat greek yogurt
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 jalepeno, chopped
Juice from one lime
1 tbsp fat free half & half

Using a grill pan or a real grill, grill the corn until it is slightly charred (ever so slightly).

This will take about 8 minutes. While this is happening, prepare the sauce. Whisk together all remaining ingredients, taste, and adjust seasonings as desired.

Once the corn is slightly charred, remove the kernels from the cob and stir into the sauce.

Serve with cheese, extra cilantro, more lime juice… whatever you want to add!

Wes thinks that this would be awesome over top of fish or chicken, and I have to agree. It was almost like a corn salsa, but with more of a sauce.  I really enjoyed it.  However, if you are not one for spice and a bit of heat, you will want to reel in some of the ingredients (i.e. the fresh jalepeno). Your mouth might be a little tingly after a few bites of this dish. But it’s good for you, and your metabolism!

On a completely unrelated book note, I think I am single-handedly keeping the physical book industry thriving after this week. I still haven’t jumped on the e-reader bandwagon and have purchased an abundance of books this week.  Two of which I know are going to have me crying like crazy, but I just can’t wait to read them!  Here are a few that I have ordered:

I seriously can’t wait to start reading these. Have you read any of them?  I will post reviews on each of them once I finish.

May 24, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Irissa - I heard the dog one is good. I might buy on my kindle for my trip to mexico.

May 24, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Linds - I am really excited to read it, but I know that I am going to cry so much. Have you read “The Art of Racing in the Rain”? Absolutely loved it, but cried so much. I recommend that one too if you want a dog book 🙂

May 26, 2012 - 2:32 am

MyFudo™ - Lovely corn dish…Can’t wait to try. I’ll be looking forward to the book reviews so I’d know which one to start with first. Thanks! Have a great weekend!

May 28, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Linds - Thank you! Have a fantastic Memorial Day 🙂

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