When a condiment is this awesome, who needs a burger?
Like most people, I love a good burger. Perhaps even more than most people. Even still, the same old burger toppings get stale after a while. While “mustard, a bit of relish, onions and pickles” is my classic standby, I just have to change things up a bit these days. My new fave topping is any variety of corn relish. With as many possible variations as cole slaw, corn relish can be a new adventure with every burger!
If corn relish is good, just add bacon!
Tonight’s creation is in danger of not making it to the condiment station, as it is being consumed one discreet spoonful at a time as we wait for our guests to arrive. The combination of crisp grilled corn with sweet onions, offset by a bacon hit not only explodes in the mouth, but the different textures are awesome.
The juice of one lime
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
A splooge of veggie oil
2 cobs of corn, husk and silk removed
3 strips of crispy bacon, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup of diced vidalia or other sweet onion
Preheat BBQ to medium-low
Combine oil, garlic and lime juice in a bowl
Brush corn with lime juice mixture and then sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper
Grill corn for approximately 20 minutes rotating frequently until kernals begin to separate and have darkened slightly. Set aside to cool.
Once cool, cut kernals from cobs and discard the cobs.
Add corn, onion and bacon to the lime mixture and stir. Set aside for to allow flavours to mingle.