How to Make Corn Salad | Hilah Cooking

How to Make Corn Salad | Hilah Cooking


– Hey, dudes, I’m Hilah
and today on Hilah Cooking I’m making a
Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad. I love the salad so much, ♫ I could write a ballad
about a fresh corn salad ♫ but I know that
your time is valuable so I’ll just get to the point. (upbeat music) So, you’re gonna want to
get some fresh corn cobs. This is where the
sweet part comes in of our sweet and
spicy corn salad. There’s no sugar in it, it’s just a natural
sweetness of some fresh corn. I’m gonna get a little bit
of oil on my hands here. And just lube up my cobs. Just lube up your cob like this. Make sure you get all
the nooks and crannies. Just really get to know that,
get to know that corn cob. There you go. You’re going to get
to be intimate friends with the corn cob. And then, the spicy part is
coming from a serrano pepper. You can use a jalapeño
if you want it to be a little less spicy or you
could just cut the seeds out. I’m gonna go ahead and
use the whole thing. So, then, I’m gonna
go back here, we’re gonna
grill this in a skillet. I’m gonna put it over high heat. Put the corn and the serrano in and then cook it
for a few minutes, rolling them around
every once in a while until the corn gets
some color on it. We’re not looking to
actually cook the corn because I like it
to be mostly raw, but you want a little
bit of a charred flavor. If you have your grill
already going outside, this is perfect for that. You can just throw
this on the grill next to your
burgers or whatever. While I’m over at the stove, I’m also gonna take a
couple of green onions and just toast them
over the open flame. You can do this on
a grill or in a broiler if you don’t have a gas stove. Okay, once all of our
vegetables are toasted and they’ve all
got a little bit, a little lick of
flame upon them. I’m just gonna chop
everything up. So, the green onions, get rid of that. If you’ve never tried this
technique for green onions, of toasting them for a
second, please try it. Anytime you want
to use green onions, try toasting a little bit first. It adds so much flavor and
softens them up a little bit. And then the serrano, which
gets so much added to it just by a quick toast. I’m gonna cut it in half, length-wise, and then into little bits. And I call this
corn salad because I like to eat it as a salad. I like to just eat it by itself, or I’ll put it on top of
some lettuce or something. But you can also serve it
as a salsa with some chips, and you can also add
black beans if you want. I really prefer it
without the black beans, but some people like
that, so, give it a shot. And then, as far as the corn, I’ve seen all these contraptions that people put together with ♫ a cup and a bowl and a
colander and all this shit♫ but really, the simplest
way that I think, is to lay it on it’s side. And then, once you’ve
got that flat surface, it’s a lot safer and
you can just go all around. And if you wanted to make
this with frozen corn, I think you could do that. Just thaw it first, during the winter or something. Wouldn’t be quite as delicious
maybe, but still pretty good. Beautiful. Save those cobs for
Chef Baby to chew on. And then, while my corn
and everything was cooking, I went ahead and
diced up a roma tomato, super beautiful,
summer-y ripe tomatoes, some fresh garlic and a
little bit of cilantro, and then we’re just gonna
put everything in the bowl. Already smells fantastic, and then just a
little bit of lime juice. So, not even really
any oil except the tiny bit of oil that we
used to lube our cobs up. And some salt, maybe half a teaspoon or so. ♫ And stir, stir, stir, stir it up ♫ Stir up the corn salad ♫ Stir, stir, stir it up ♫ Stir up the corn salad ♫ So, this is it,
you’re ready to serve. If you want to add
some cotija cheese, then it becomes an elote salad, and if you’re not
sure what an elote is, I have a video for that. It’s a Mexican grilled corn. Sometimes it’s called
Mexican street corn, but I hate that name for it. Anyway, I’ll link to that
video in a card up here. You can click and
watch that one. And let’s give this
a little taste, mmmm. (upbeat music) Mmmmmm! Dudes, get some. Don’t forget to subscribe, you can click the
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have a great weekend and I hope that you try
this delicious corn salad! (upbeat music)