Grill up some corn this summer
Grill up some corn this summer

Sweet corn recipes we love

One of the greatest parts of summer in Calgary is cooking a seasonal meal out on the grill. Head down to the landscaped garden area of Rouleau, to the barbecue, and treat yourself to one of the simple pleasures of the season. The Vertica Resident Services blog team wants to help with dinner, so here are some sweet corn recipes we love.

Grilled Chicken and Corn Lettuce Wraps

These Grilled Chicken and Corn Lettuce Wraps are a light yet satisfying, healthy alternative to bread-heavy meals. For the full flavour, marinate the chicken in a mixture of lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro and olive oil for about an hour. Grill the corn with the husk on, turning regularly. The leaves should be browned, not blackened, and the kernels tender and golden. Remove the husks and the kernels and combine the corn with chopped scallions, olive oil, and some salt and pepper. Grill the marinated chicken, about 3 minutes per side, until it’s cooked through. Assemble the wraps by spreading a mixture of yogurt and lime juice on the lettuce and then add the chicken, corn mixture and avocado. Serve with lime and cilantro.

Honey-Lime Tilapia and Corn Foil Pack

Grilling fish doesn’t have to be hard or messy. These Honey-Lime Tilapia and Corn Foil Packs make it easy and delicious. Top foot-long foil sheets with tilapia. Fold the edges up to form a foil border around the fish. Brush the fish with honey and lime and top with corn kernels and cilantro. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and add a dash of salt and pepper. Heat the grill to high. Grill the foil pack for about 15 minutes, until the tilapia is cooked through and the corn is tender.

Grilled Corn

You can’t go wrong with the summertime classic of Grilled Corn. Grilling the corn without the husk will allow it to cook faster and give the kernels a smoky flavour. Place the husked corn on a hot grill. Turn it until it is lightly charred all around and the kernels are tender. Remove from the grill, roll it in butter, sprinkle with salt and serve!

 

The Vertica blog team hopes that these grilled corn recipes help stoke the flames of a fabulous summer. For information on Vertica Rental Properties in Calgary, including the sleek and contemporary suites at Rouleau (124 26 Ave SW), please visit our website.