This Coyote Corn is so good that once you serve it to the pack, they’ll be howling for more.
First of all, I’d like to take a poll on how you pronounce the word coyote.
There always seems to be a bit of controversy. Do you say coyot (2 syllables) or coyotEE? (three syllables) I’m convinced it should be the latter.
I think they sound more rascally with that long E at the end. I don’t know about where you live, but here in Colorado we live amongst packs of coyotes. They reside comfortably in our neighborhoods and roam our yards nightly hunting for rabbits, cats or small dogs. They can easily jump our 6 foot privacy fences and if they see you looking at them they glare back with a menacing grin. They always seem to look guilty.
For this Mexican Corn recipe I used Colorado sweet corn that I had tucked away in the freezer, a combination of Silver Queen and Super Sweet varieties purchased from the farmer’s market. It was an impressive year for our sweet corn and it shined in this flavorful dish.
The combination of flavors wrap around each other with creamy help from the melted butter and starch from the corn. Bold and earthy sundried tomatoes surprise themselves by complimenting the sweetness of the corn and pickles, the jalapenos bring the excitement and the sliced green onions are a natural lively and crunchy addition. The cilantro topping is the icing on the cake for us. Somewhat of a Southwestern Corn Salad Recipe, this is really delicious.
Coyote Corn served as a fabulous Fall side dish for a bison steak dinner. We’ve had beautiful weather in Denver, warm and perfect for hanging out on the deck drinking fiery Mexican Micheladas with steaks searing on a hot grill. This Buffalo Bill Steak combines Bison New York Strip Steaks resting on a bed of sautéed red and orange bell peppers and onions and seasoned with salt and pepper and zesty grained mustard. Mouthwateringly delicious.
And if you’re looking for even more side dishes for picnic style gatherings, don’t miss this line-up of Summer cook-out sides. I’m positive you’ll find something you love.
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 16 ounces frozen corn kernels or 3 cups fresh corn kernels
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
- 3 Tablespoons fresh basil fine chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1/3 Cup green onions thin sliced, including green tops
- 3 Tablespoons jalapeno pepper chopped
- 1/4 cup bread and butter pickles chopped, a spicy brand is better
- A garnish of cilantro is a must
- In a medium skillet, heat butter over medium high heat until foam subsides.
- Add corn and sun-dried tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently for about five minutes.
- Add jalapeno peppers and pickles. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a serving bowl and toss in basil and green onions. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves four.
Southwestern Corn Recipe, Coyote Corn … It’s What’s For Dinner.