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Hello everyone! Yes, yes, I know, it has been a ridiculously long time since I've written. You've forgotten what I look like, and I can barely remember the sound of your chewing.
That was a little gross. My apologies.
So, I'm currently at the beach (be jealous), relaxing by the pool (more jealous), and I figured it was about time I got back on the blogging horse. (Coincidentally, there are wild horses here.)
Which brings me to today's recipe, which I made for the 11 of us at the house last night: Corn Chowder Salad.
Are you confused? Chowder salad?
Suffice it to say, this salad is everything you'd get in corn chowder, minus the liquid. Sweet corn, onions, potatoes, bacon, bell pepper... Delish! Now, I made some changes to how I made this dish: I par-boiled the cut potatoes, then sauteed them in the bacon fat to soak up all the juices.
By the by, I got this recipe from the most recent Food and Wine magazine, and it was submitted by Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, the Beekman Boys!
- 4 thick slices of bacon (4 ounces), cut crosswise 1/2 inch thick
- 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 8 ears of corn, kernels removed
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderately low heat, stirring a few times, until it is crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels and let drain.
- Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the skillet. Add the potatoes and cook over moderate heat until they start to brown, about 3 minutes. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes longer, until almost tender. Add the diced red peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes and peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the corn kernels and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes.
- Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl and stir in the onion, cider vinegar, crushed red pepper and bacon. Season the salad with salt and serve.