BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

October 3 2011

Cued Corn Salad

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1 package Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
8 ears fresh corn on the cob, husks and silk removed
2 poblano peppers
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes; stemmed, rinsed and cut in half
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar for dressing

In a small bowl, mix the Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix and the butter together until well blended. Brush the corn with the butter mixture and grill over charcoal, together with poblano peppers turning often until the corn is golden and the peppers have blackened.

Remove the corn from the grill to cool and place the peppers in a paper bag to cool. Once cool enough to handle, peel, seed and stem the peppers and chop into 1/4 inch pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.

With a sharp knife, scrape the corn into the bowl with the peppers. Add the onion, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. In another bowl, stir the olive oil and vinegar together until emulsified. Pour the oil and vinegar mixture over the salad and toss until well coated.