|Our first local corn of the season|
I was truly giddy on Sunday when we were returning from a delicious brunch, to see that the stand was up. I am faithful to my favourites. Now, all that was remaining was choosing some yummy summery type dinner thingys to go with the corn. (Did you like how I used my big girl words there?).
My real delight was in knowing that stashed in my freezer, was a jar of ramp butter, which I prepared back in the spring - with corn season in mind. Because I only eat corn on the cob between July and September, it is worth preparing and stashing this pot of emerald goodness, to be enjoyed right now. When you smell ramp butter, you might imagine that it would overpower the delicate flavours of the corn - au contraire. It adds an earthy depth of flavour that may be somewhat unexpected. A few grinds of salt and we're good to go (I make the ramp butter with unsalted butter).
The flavour explosion was what I was waiting for. That first slightly salty bite, redolent of spring, tender kernels popping as they are munched - I closed my eyes and had my moment.
|Love the emerald green contrast on the cobs|
To accompany the corn, since it was the star, we smoked some beef ribs and dined on a fresh tomato and basil salad. Still a tad early for my tomatoes - these were from the Bayshore Farmer's Market. It was a perfect day and the perfect meal for it.
|Sprinkled with some smoked salt and drizzled with olive oil|
|Beef ribs, 6 hours on The Egg|