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I happen to love corn. And…I love I Love Corn by Lisa Skye. The book is a collection of fifty recipes, all featuring the wonderful golden kernel. Most of the recipes are as simple and straightforward as the book’s title, with accompanying pictures that will make you run to the closest farmer’s market for a few ears.
With it being smack dab in the middle of summer, my recipe of choice was an easy one: Corn “Ceviche” in Corn Water. A quick scan through the ingredients had my mouth watering—corn, grape tomatoes, avocado, bibb lettuce, red peppers, and lime and orange juice…just to name of few.
And this recipe was right up my alley—somewhat time intensive with the chopping and dicing, but fairly mindless cooking. Basically, you’re just throwing things together in a bowl. I love this! And all the smells wafting through the house will surely put you in a great mood.
I made a few simple alterations to this ceviche. First, I substituted serrano chili peppers for the habanero. I didn’t feel like blasting the taste buds off my children’s tongues. Second, unfortunately, I’m not a fan of radishes. But instead of completely eliminating them, I decided to dice into smaller pieces than suggested.
The end product was a sensationally fresh vegetarian ceviche that married several varying flavors—the creamy avocado, spicy peppers, the citrus juice, and of course…the sweet corn.
I Love Corn is an excellent addition to my collection of cookbooks. Other recipes I’m excited to eventually try out include: Roasted Corn Wontons, Sweet Corn and Clam Chowder, Fresh Corn Gazpacho, and Grilled Lobster Tails with Sweet Corn.
*Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book, but the opinions are solely my own.