Charred Corn with Pistachio-Cilantro-Lime Rub


Charred-Corn 700x460Ingredients:

  1. 6 ears fresh corn, shucked
  2. 4 tablespoons butter
  3. 1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves (it’s ok to add some of the tender stems as well)
  4. 1/2 cup shelled roasted and salted pistachios
  5. juice of 2 juicy limes
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  8. salt and pepper to taste (remember the pistachios are salted)
  9. 1/3-1/2 cup olive oil
  10. feta cheese (optional) to top


  1. You’ll need an open flame to char the corn. Leaving the corn raw, char over a barbecue or over the open flame of your gas stovetop. Rotate and turn, allow to pop and sizzle, until charred around.
  2. Remove from the flame and drizzle with melted butter. Of course.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, combine cilantro leaves, pistachios, lime juice, cumin, cardamom, pinch of salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. Pulse in the food processor. Drizzle in the olive oil, continuing to pulse the picture as it emulsifies.

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