Hi everyone and Happy New Year to those who are celebrating.
Before I pass on this delicious end of summer recipe, I want to remind the local folks that the family festival Parents Who Rock all day event will be this Saturday, Sept. 11th with TONS of free kid activities and TONS of awesome music for a great cause-birthday gift cards for kids in group homes who get no birthday presents. Sheesh, it’s the least we can do, right? More details here: http://www.parentswhorock.com
Now, here’s a late summer corn and optional shrimp salad for you and yours. This, too, is a gift from you to you and your family and friends. I hope you like it as much as we did!
End of Summer Corn Salad (with Optional Shrimp):
8 ears of corn, cut off the cob or approx. 5 cups thawed, frozen sweet corn
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
1/2 cup dressing of your choice, I used my soy maple dressing: http://takebackthekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/maple-soy-dressing-and-keeping-it-green.html
1/2 carrot chopped small
3 thinly sliced scallions
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup cooked orzo or small pasta or noodle
optional: 2 cups small to medium peeled , cooked shrimp
Mix all of the above ingredients, let chill for at least an hour in the fridge and serve as a side dish or entree if adding the shrimp.