Roasted Corn off the Cob, Cranberries, and Candied Spanish Peanut Relish
- 8 large ears corn, husked
- Olive oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cups Spanish peanuts
- 2 cups dried cranberries
- 1 fist full cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped (washed before chopping)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
In a saute pan, heat the sugar until it starts to melt. Add 1 stick of butter and let that melt as well. Once the butter and sugar melt together, add 1/4 cup of water. When the color of the mixture begins to turn amber, add the peanuts and cook until the peanuts are completely coated with the syrup mixture and candied (they will have a bronzed color).
Remove the corn from the oven and let cool. Cut the kernels off the cob as close to the cob as possible.
Add the cranberries, candied Spanish peanuts, corn, and cilantro to a serving bowl. Toss and serve.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy of Brian Hill, 2010