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Grilled Corn on the Cob Upgrade: Pesto Parmesan

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Grilled Corn on the Cob Upgrade: Pesto Parmesan

If you’re not grilling corn, you’re frankly making a big damn mistake. And with pesto and parmesan, this version is stupid good. Imagine an Italian version of 'Elote'.


Makes 4 Ears of Corn
 

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ears of corn, husks & silk removed
  • Neutral oil spray or 1 tablespoon of oil, like avocado
  • ¼-½ cup prepared pesto sauce (or make your own: Fresh Basil Pesto)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup grated/finely shredded fresh parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Wrap each ear of corn in Saran wrap, microwave on high for 5 minutes - remove plastic wrap
  2. Heat grill to medium high
  3. Spray/rub oil lightly on each ear of corn and place on the grill - turning occasionally and get grill marks - about 5 minutes
  4. When corn gets color on all sides, brush pesto on all sides
  5. Serve with a pinch of salt and garnish with parmesan on top
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HOT AND SOUR SOUP

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HOT AND SOUR SOUP

My ode to Chinese New Year begins with the most welcoming of dishes - the classic 'hot & sour' soup. Though you can certainly add chicken, pork or whatever you like, I've made this with only shiitakes & tofu... but you won't miss the meat, trust me.

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces firm tofu, cubed into a medium dice
  • 4 Shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili paste
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, beaten

DIRECTIONS

  1. In medium saucepan bring chicken broth to a boil
  2. Add mushrooms, tofu & chili paste - let boil a couple minutes
  3. Stir in soy, vinegar and pepper - mix well
  4. In small bowl mix corn starch & water until smooth, and stir into the broth
  5. Simmer 5 minutes until broth thickens, then turn off heat
  6. While stirring broth in a circular direction (take your pic) pour in the egg from several inches above the pot in a very slow stream to create ribbons
  7. Serve - Gung Hay Fat Choy!
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