Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Again, with the strawberries

So I have 3 quarts of strawberries in my fridge right now, and there are only so many tarts to spread around the neighborhood (though the woman who runs the storage rental place was ever so delighted to receive some) so I'm gettin' creative. With that in mind, I present:

Crazy-ass Salad

You will need:

About a cup, to a cup and a half of sweet corn. I used 3 ears worth of corn on the cob (cooked), but you could use frozen or canned

About a cup and a half to two cups of quartered strawberries

1 scallion or spring onion

1/4-1/3 cup white vinegar
1 Tablespoon sugar
a healthy dash of celery seed
salt & pepper to taste

slice up the scallion, and sprinkle it over your corn and strawberries. In a small jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients, and shake well. Taste it to see if you need more sugar or vinegar. You can also add a dash of water if necessary. Pour over the corn/strawberries/scallions, and you're good to go.

I know it sounds revolting, but it's really quite good. The sweetness of the corn and strawberries is picked up by the sweet/sour dressing, and it just works. You could also toss in a bit of minced bell pepper if you were so inclined.

Maybe tomorrow I'll make chicken and strawberry stir fry. A local Chinese restaurant makes that, and it's delicious.


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