Char 2 poblano peppers directly over a gas burner on medium heat; place in a bowl, cover and let cool. Char 4 ears of corn over the burner; let cool. Peel, seed and chop the poblanos and cut the corn kernels off the cobs. Cook 2 pounds quartered small red-skinned potatoes in salted boiling water until tender, 12 minutes; drain and let cool. Whisk 1/2 cup each mayonnaise, buttermilk and chopped parsley and 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos plus 2 tablespoons brine in a large bowl; season with salt. Add the vegetables and toss. Refrigerate 2 hours.
Photograph by Bobbi Lin