I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
I have been sitting here wondering how I could put a new spin on this recipe for Asian Style Grilled Corn that would make the posting of it today seem intentional rather than what it is, a little oops!
As you know here on Pomegranate Days we do real. So instead of a crazy spin, here is the truth. This Asian Style Grilled Corn was intended to be the second half of my National Braai Day recipe post. I first gave you this gorgeous Bacon Barbeque Sauce for your meat and I had planned to follow that up with a new fun side dish completing your braai day menu. Awfully smart of me you might agree.
I had completed the detailed planning portion of that blog post and in fact the physical writing up of the recipe and the meticulous labelling and arrangement of the accompanying images were all set in place, but what followed was a rare failure to publish. Urrgh.
What happened was that I was due to leave for Durban with my kiddos for their final term break. I had set aside loads of time prior to our departure specifically to schedule all my blog publishing. This precious time was met by two straight days of power cuts due to a severe fault in our estate and I could literally do nothing online. Urrgh.
Still, I did not fret too much at that stage and duly packed the notebook I was hoping to leave behind and headed for not so sunny Durban feeling pretty confident that I could finish it all up there. Fast forward to my arrival in Durban. Add to this unfinished work one part software malfunction that would not allow my notebook to connect to the available Wi-Fi, give it a stir with two parts faulty on/off Wi-Fi connection for the duration of stay and bang head on desk until arrival at the entrance to online death. Urrgh.
Fortunately, I was able to still get off the important posts that I needed to for a client, but here in my favourite place, tumbleweed rolled about in a vacant space. Urrgh.
Friends, my frustration was real.
I learned very quickly to stop fussing about something I could not change or our little holiday would have been a total bust. We had such a fun time in my hometown, Durban. The weather did not play along as much as we might have liked, but spending time with family not often seen made for days of rich treasure. I am working on a little post to show you some of our favourite places which we visited in Durban in case you happen to roll into that East Coast town yourself.
If I may, I must quickly speak to this recipe for Asian Style Grilled Corn. As you well know, my affection for flavoured butters knows no end. Be nothing but completely over generous with this rich butter which releases the flavours of garlic, ginger, soy and lemon as it melts onto hot off the coals corn.
The silver lining in this little story of technological woe? I am absolutely certain that you will be braaing again pretty soon and that this recipe will not have been in vain. Hoorah!
- 300 g salted butter, softened
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
- 65 ml (¼ C) chopped spring onions
- 45 ml (3 T) chopped coriander leaves
- 30 ml (2 T) soy sauce
- 5 ml (1 t) lemon juice
- few drops fish sauce
- black pepper
- 8 ears of corn
- Melt 100 g of the butter in a small saucepan.
- Add the garlic, ginger, spring onion and bring to the boil.
- Turn of the heat and leave to cool.
- Beat the remaining butter until pale.
- Pour in the cooled flavoured butter and beat to well blended.
- Add the coriander, soy sauce and lemon juice.
- Season to taste with the fish sauce and black pepper.
- Shape the butter into a log shape and cover with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate until serving.
- Boil the corn until just tender.
- Grill over the coals to caramelise and finish cooking.
- Top with a slice of the flavoured butter and allow it the butter to melt over the corn.
- Serve immediately.