Roasted Corn with Basil/Shallot Vinaigrette


Roasted Corn with Basil/Shallot Vinaigrette


Our yummy Hagerman corn is still plentiful so here’s another wonderful and easy fresh corn recipe that I think you’ll all enjoy.



3 C. fresh corn kernels—about 3 ears

2 Tblsp. olive oil

1/4 C. chopped fresh basil

1 Tblsp. minced shallot

1 Tblsp. red wine vinegar

1/4 Tsp. salt

Pepper to taste



Heat oven to 450

Toss corn and oil together so the corn is well coated and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake stirring once 1/2 way through for about 20 minutes

Combine basil, shallot, vinegar, S&P in a bowl and add corn kernels.

Serve warm or cold.

This can be made one day ahead.


PS—One of my favorite ways of cooking our wonderful corn is in the micro.  First I slightly cut the soft end just a bit and then I soak the ears in cold water for 1/2 hour.  Then I wrap them in a damp paper towel and place them in the micro—2 minutes per ear so if only 1 ear, 2 minutes; 2 ears = 4 minutes; etc.  I take them out carefully, take the husk off and voila, crunchy crisp corn for your delight.  If it’s too crunchy for only 2 minutes, cook a bit more.


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Margot is a self-taught enthusiastic & passionate cook. Having been an inn-keeper for 5 years at her own inn, she accumulated a lot of good recipes which she loves to share.




About TempInnKeeper

Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID.

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