Sweet Corn Salad with Bacon

Savor the delicious balance of tastes in this Sweet Corn Salad, which combines the naturally sweet sweetness of fresh corn with the rich, smoky flavor of bacon. The recipe combines the crunch of red onion, the freshness of tomatoes, and the flavor of basil in a harmonious way. 

This combination is elevated by a richly creamy dressing that captures the tartness of lemon juice, the smooth richness of mayo, and a faint whisper of bacon fat, adding a depth that accentuates the dish’s brilliant colors. This vibrant side dish is sure to be a show-stopper at any event, be it a potluck, casual get-together, or summer BBQ. It will entice and excite your taste senses with each cool bite.

I’ve always loved fresh corn, whether it’s in the form of grilled corn with its smokey undertones, fried corn (which is my fave), or corn mixed into a traditional succotash. I can’t help but be lured to those golden stacks of fresh corn when summer warmth arrives and those alluring displays of the crop appear in grocery shops and charming roadside stands. I always grab a few ears as soon as I see them because I can’t wait to enjoy their beauty over the holidays.

It might be difficult to work with fresh maize, especially when it comes to the careful washing process. Sometimes the chore of shucking corn and getting rid of those bothersome silks can be frustrating and infuriating. But fear not—there are effective methods to take on this seemingly impossible task without giving in to the chaos it frequently causes.

Working with fresh corn can be much easier if you know the proper method and have a few tricks up your sleeve. The shucking and silk removal are surprisingly simple thanks to techniques and instruments that make the procedure more efficient. By using these suggestions, you can make what was once a frustrating process easier and more pleasurable.

Someone gave me a culinary tip a long back, and it totally altered the way I cook corn. They recommended cooking corn while it was still in its husks, guaranteeing great flavor and easy removal of the husks and silks because of the steam produced when cooking. To be honest, I was a little dubious at first, but after testing it out, I can confirm that it functions flawlessly. This realization is the reason I fervently support cooking corn while it’s still comfortably wrapped in its husk. It’s a revolutionary product that not only enhances the flavor of the corn but also makes the otherwise laborious process of husk and silk removal easier.

This clever technique is so clever that it even appears in the recipe I’m posting, along with microwave instructions for cooking the corn while it’s still in its husk. It’s a nod to the amazing results and ease of use that this method offers, guaranteeing that every mouthful of sweet, succulent corn is easy to prepare in addition to being a treat to the taste senses.

Two ears of corn, husks and all, can be cooked in the microwave without any effort. When they’re cool enough to handle without discomfort, it’s time to shuck them. You can use the conventional shucking procedure or something a little different (but still very successful) and even easier, in my opinion.

Cut off the bottom of the cob, about two rows of kernels above the end of the stem, to start. Next, gently shake the ear out through the cut end after gathering the tops of the husks and silks in one hand. The corn should easily slip out of the husks and silks, requiring just a little shaking in order to remove it. I think it’s a really clever approach that makes shucking fresh corn easier and reduces the usual effort involved in washing it.

Even without the wealth of summer, this sweet corn salad with bacon is still a winner. Fresh corn is delicious. You may satisfy your appetite and preserve the flavor of this salad by using frozen corn instead of fresh. For this version, you can easily swap out the fresh corn for around two 10-ounce bags of frozen corn in the recipe. Many frozen corn packets are convenient because they steam right in their bags, which makes preparation easier and results in a hassle-free option.

A few things to keep in mind

I add 1 tablespoon of rendered bacon fat to the dressing to enhance the smoky flavor. It is not required, however it improves the flavor profile considerably. If bacon isn’t used, 1/2 cup of crumbled bacon (found in store pouches) makes a tasty substitute, albeit it lacks the fat from the bacon.

I used grape tomatoes for my version, but chopped tomatoes in a comparable amount would also work well.

We played about with adding and removing the basil and found that both ways were delicious. Still, the vivid green color gives the salad a visually pleasing element that makes us decide to keep it. If preferred, fresh parsley, cilantro, or even dill might be used in place of the basil.

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