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Mexican Street Corn Salad
This is a delicious easy recipe to have in your salad repertoire. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any grilled meats, poultry or fish. The corn can be steamed or for a more robust flavor, steam roast the corn at a high temperature, either way it will be delicious.
6 ears corn
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
¼ cup diced red onion
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 large avocado, small diced
½ cup crumbled cotija cheese
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
⅓ cup mayonnaise
⅛ tsp smoked paprika, mild or spicy
⅛ tsp chili powder
Heat the Combi steam oven in the Steam mode 212 degrees or in the combination Convection Steam mode 400 degrees.
Steamed corn: place the corn cobs in the perforated pan and cook for 8 - 10 minutes until tender. Cool before removing the corn from the cobs.
Steam roasted corn: brush the corn cobs with some softened butter and sprinkle with kosher salt. Roast for 10 - 12 minutes until the corn begins to caramelize at the edges. Cool before removing the corn from the cobs.
Meanwhile, combine the cilantro, red onion, tomatoes, avocado and cotija cheese in a medium sized bowl. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and add a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
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Steamed Bone-In Chicken for Salads
Steaming bone-in chicken*, yields two great results. Succulent chicken that can be used for salads or sandwiches or added to pizza or a stir-fry as well as some flavorful chicken stock. The flavor of the stock will be determined by the type of aromatics and seasoning you add to the pan. This recipe uses onion, celery, carrot, bay leaf and mixed Italian seasoning.
*This is an old video that I am publishing as a recipe. And, yes, the logo is different, but the essence is the same! I hope you enjoy the video and learn more about the benefits of using a Steam oven, also known as a Combi Oven.
1 bone is chicken breast
1 whole chicken leg
1 small onion, peeled and halved
1 small carrot, trimmed and scrubbed
1 celery stick
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp mixed Italian seasoning
3 stalks fresh parsley (optional)
2 cups cold water
Place all the ingredients in the solid pan from the steam oven or in an oven safe casserole dish.
Heat the steam oven in the Steam Mode 212°F.
Place the casserole dish in the oven and set the timer for 45 minutes. The meat should be very tender and falling off the bone. If it's not quite there return it to the oven for 5 - 8 more minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven, carefully remove the cooked chicken pieces and place on a plate to cool. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin and discard, shred the chicken by hand or with a knife and fork and discard the bones.
When the stock has cooled discard the aromatics and either refrigerate or freeze the stock for later use.