The unofficial start to summer was upon us this Memorial Day weekend. It was sunny and gorgeous the whole time; here in western WA, we have not seen a more gorgeous weekend in years. It usually rains. So we thought we would grill us up some dinner last night. Cooking Dad made us some wonderful BBQ country ribs, baked beans; but what stood out the most was the corn he made. He decided he wanted something different than a regular corn on the cob, he wanted something more exciting. So he thought he would grill the corn. But he also wanted something else other than butter on that corn. We have a huge jar of mayonnaise and he thought he would try his hand at concocting a spread or sauce for that corn. He came up with the Pepper Mayonnaise that was wonderful on the corn. He did a good job at his first try to make up his own recipe. I was going to call it Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise, but he wanted it just called Pepper Mayonnaise, since he thought you could probably interchange the peppers from either red or green (or another color) and make it different if you wanted a spicy Mexican style mayonnaise. So Pepper Mayonnaise it is.
Grilled Corn with Pepper Mayonnaise
8 ears of corn, husked and small ends cut down (makes for more even cooking without the ends getting burned)
salt to flavor corn
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup roasted pepper, chopped fine (we used red, and here is the link to how to roast peppers Click Here
2 Tbsp finely diced shallots
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
salt to taste
1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley, Italian or regular, it does not matter
1 tsp finely chopped basil
Mix up the pepper mayonnaise, reserving about 1/3 cup for on the table (we did not think to do this so our corn was smathered really good with the mayonnaise, I would have liked to have this on the table as well as on the corn, so we thought of reserving while writing the recipe).
Grill the corn about 5 minutes directly on the grill so it gets browned. Then spread Pepper Mayonnaise all around each ear.
Wrap each ear in foil, grill for 8 minutes turning once over medium flame.
Serve and enjoy! It was so good! Wish we would have thought before eating to save some Pepper Mayonnaise for on the side, that would have been even more heavenly!
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