Spike Mendelsohn's Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Salsa

Aired July 2, 2010

Serves Serves 4
2 ears fresh corn or one 16-ounce can corn
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 scallion, sliced
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
Freshly ground black pepper

Carefully remove the kernels from the cobs. The best way to do this is to hold an ear by the tip and stand upright on the stem end in a bowl. Cut down the sides of the cob with a sharp knife, releasing the kernels without cutting into the cob.

Heat the oil in the skillet over medium heat until smoking. Add the kernels and cook, stirring, until nicely crisp, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and set aside to cool.

When ready to serve, combine the corn, red pepper, onion, cilantro, scallion, vinegar, and sugar. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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