This corn and tomato stunner is easily made while the BBQ is firing up. It brings together three seasonal favorites: corn, tomatoes, and basil. Deeply tasty and simply excellent, it’s a late summer dish... that you’ll return to time and again.
In a small bowl mix together the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Brush the corn with the seasoned olive oil and transfer to a baking tray. Toss the tomatoes with the remaining olive oil. Pour onto the baking try with the corn, cut side up.
Put into the broiler, turning the corn occasionally, for about 7 to 10 minutes or until the corn is browned and the tomatoes have broken down.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix the shallots, vinegar, and a pinch of salt.
Add the tomatoes straight from the broiler to the shallot and vinegar mixture. Mix well. Once the corn is cool enough to handle, cut the kernels from the cob. Toss with the tomatoes, then add the torn basil. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
In the winter look to frozen corn. Toss a pack of frozen kernels in a little olive oil and roast them until they turn golden. Don’t thaw them out – cook them from frozen.