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Corn and Tomato Salsa with Steak Quesadillas

September 18, 2018

Corn and Tomato Salsa

  • 2 cups grilled corn (frozen from Trader Joes)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle in adobo sauce with chopped pepper if you want it spicy
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Add the corn, tomatoes, chipotle in adobo, lime juice, honey, salt, green onions and cilantro in a medium bowl. Mix well and let sit for at least half an hour. Serve with steak quesadillas.

Steak Quesadillas

  • 1 cup leftover steak pepper and onion mixture, chopped
  • ½ cup avocado crema
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (any kind)
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 3 teaspoons extra light olive oil

Heat a non-stick pan and add one teaspoon oil. Add one tortilla and spread crema. Add a third cup of cheese and a third cup steak mixture on top of crema. Add the second tortilla on top and cook on both sides until golden brown – about 4 minutes each side on medium heat.
Serve with corn salsa and rice.

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Grilled Corn with Ancho Chili and Honey Lime Butter

August 2, 2010

Ancho Chili Corn This was a big hit with the grilled rib eye I served the other day. I was serving grilled fajitas with sweet peppers and onions. I kind of had the vegetables taken care of but I still wanted to serve corn on the side. You have to serve corn if you are grilling- right?

Everyone loves it, especially the kids. For them, I simply drizzled the corn with olive oil, salt and pepper. I wrapped them in foil and placed them on the grill. I actually did the same for the adults- but once our corn came off the grill, we brushed some delicious honey lime butter all over and ate it with our steak fajitas.

The compound butter consisted of butter, of course; lime juice, honey and ancho chili powder. This chili powder has a bit of heat but a lot of delicious smokey flavor. It goes really well with the lime juice and honey. The corn on the cobs were delicious- I wish I had grilled more corn as everyone could have had a few more….
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Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo with Garlic Cilantro Sauce

July 25, 2010

Grilled Garlic Cilantro Shrimp This meal is kind of like a surf and turf- well, I guess not really since there is no steak… but there is delicious sausage! This dinner/lunch is an ideal summer meal since it does not require too much prepping or cooking time. Everything cooks on the grill while I sit on my deck enjoying a glass of wine.

My favorite kind of sausage is the chorizo which has tons of flavor and a bit of a kick. It is a pork sausage with paprika and garlic and it is absolutely delicious. If health was not a consideration, I would eat chorizo everyday!

I bought some fresh chorizo and a pound of shrimp. I decided to make a simple cilantro garlic sauce to marinate and baste the shrimp and the chorizo with. That is all there is to this meal.

I made some garlic bread and a salad and I was done! We enjoyed everything on the deck and were not able to finish everything- perfect leftovers for another meal tomorrow!!!
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Summer Grilled Sides Recipes: Grilled Potatoes with Tarragon & Grilled Asparagus and Corn

June 30, 2009

Grilled Tarragon Pototoes I cooked these two sides with the boneless rib eyes I served with the tomatillo and mango sauce. I wanted to make something I can put together in advance so when it’s time to eat, there isn’t much for me to do.

In terms of the potatoes, I boiled them first; sliced them thick and placed them on the grill. I recently bought a grill pan to place on my outside grill- which is quite handy with vegetables. On the side I whipped up a sauce with tarragon, mustard and creme fraiche. I love making chicken salad with a tarragon dressing- I wanted to replicate that flavor in the potatoes. The creme fraiche softens the mustard tang and adds a nice creaminess to the dish- it was very yummy. The potatoes were crispy yet soft on the inside.

I wanted to serve some green vegetables with the meal and decided on asparagus and corn I already had in the fridge from the farmers market. I struggle to come up with different recipes for these vegetables since I cook them so often- so I decided to keep it really simple. I grilled the corn and the asparagus simply with olive oil, salt and pepper. I took the corn off the cob and added a good amount of freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese and mixed it with the grilled corn and asparagus. That’s all it really needed- it was delicious. I also didn’t want to introduce any new flavors to the meal. The steak with the tomatillo sauce and the potatoes with tarragon already had very strong flavors going on… the grilled corn and asparagus dish complimented both the dishes very well. My daughter happily ate the corn and asparagus but stayed away from the potatoes. She of course love the steak and wanted more. She had a big glass of milk with her meal and we had a big glass of wine!

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