Jul 9, 2009

10-Chile Summer Corn

Sweet local corn lightly brushed in a 10-Chile Vegennaise, sprinkled with extra hotness, and home-grown cilantro. Let me just say that I've never had so many people rave about something so simple!

A while back, Justin over at Marx Foods sent me a rockin' package of dried chilies from their Chile Sampler, with chilies ranging from mild and sweet to "the hottest in the world."

But first, I had to get me one of these puppies...

...to grind everything into a nice spicy rub. I used 10 different chilies, including the infamous "Ghost Chilies," which are considered to be the hottest. The other chilies mellowed it out, because the end result had a good kick, but wasn't too hot! Some of the chilies were still pretty pliable, so I toasted them lightly in the oven (300 degrees for a minute or two).

Added to the rub: brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. I mixed about a tablespoon of the rub with 1/2 C. of Vegennaise to brush lightly onto the corn. Sprinkle extra rub onto the corn if more heat is desired. Finish with chopped cilantro (optional).

You can use pre-made chile powder, but there's nothing like making your own!

8 comments:

  1. over the past year my tastes have changed and i've started to like spicy food a whole lot more. this sounds amazing, and i can't believe you ground all those chiles up so nicely!

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  2. You are much more adventurous than I am- I'm a total pepper wimp!

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  3. Those chiles look AMAZING and I agree with veggievixen - how did you manage to grind those chiles up so finely??!!

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  4. @ DJ: A little toasting up in the oven, a good mortar and pestle, and a little elbow grease!

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  5. whoa. this looks phenomenal! i super-love chilies... what a great idea!

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  6. I am so craving that corn right now. It looks just mouthwatering! Good to see you back, Karma.

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  7. Can you believe I haven't yet had any corn this season? That must be fixed asap! Your photos reminded me how incredibly delicious it is when it's fresh and in season.

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  8. nice! thanks for the idea!

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