I saw a recipe for "Mexican Blackened Corn" on allrecipes.com ( click here to see it ), that looked good so I wanted to give it a try.
I made several substitutions...and my version was just okay.
I started by sauteing onions and peppers.
The original recipe instructions say to cook fresh corn in a hot skillet until it blackens a bit.
I used frozen corn and it didn't really blacken...more like browned and turned sort of starchy and dry.
I added the minced garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, cilantro and cooked bacon.
But I had to make substitutions for the beer and cotija cheese... I splashed in some balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese instead.
I might try a variation of this again...using green peppers for color and just leaving out the cheese.
We had other cheesey dishes anyway...and the whole meal was brownish...not a green vegetable in sight!
Beef and cheese burritos, refried beans, mexican corn and baked sweet potatoes. Sunday dinner.