Hello lovely readers, today I have a special treat for you. Given that we are coming into summer, Teri from “Buy That, Cook This,” has offered to share her Campfire Corn Salsa recipe! Please make Terri feel welcome. Don’t forget to take a look at her website for more Southern Style Cooking.
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Camp food is the best, isn’t it? There is something about being out of your normal routine, close to nature, and preparing food simply that just makes food taste better. The fresh air, the beautiful views…the peacefulness.
On a recent 800-mile camping trip through Tennessee, my husband and I stopped at a local produce stand. The result is this super-delicious Campfire Corn Salsa.
The key to our Campfire Corn Salsa is, of course, the garden fresh sweet corn.
We soaked our ears of corn in water for several hours before roasting it slowly over our open campfire. Just toss it in a bucket or tub, cover with water, and forget about it while you enjoy your day.
Carefully place the corn in the husks on the hot grill over the campfire. Rotate every few minutes, until the corn is completely browned.
Transfer to a cool surface, and let the corn cool in the husks for just a few minutes. Peel back the husks, remove the corn silk and rub all sides of the corn with butter.
Return to the campfire, and carefully turn the corn until it is slightly charred on all sides. (Don’t you just love this?!)
Remove, cool, and season sparingly.
Yes, you can eat this right now, it is amazing! Sweet, smoky, buttery and just a little salty. Perfect side for any camping meal. (Click here for more Southern-style side dishes from Buy This Cook That.)
While the corn is cooling, chop up your salsa veggies: onion, fresh tomatoes, and a little cilantro. (I packed some in a plastic baggie wrapped in a damp paper towel and stored it in our cooler. Stays fresh!)
With a large knife, cut the charred corn kernels from the cob into the bowl.
Squeeze the juice of one lime, add your seasonings, stir and chill. (The longer it sits, the better the flavors blend.)
Campfire Corn Salsa is a perfect side served with fresh grilled fish, steaks, or chicken. Also great with chips as an appetizer or snack.
If you love simple recipes like this, try our Grilled Bacon Cabbage!