I'm not sure when I discovered Mary's blog, Feeding Groom. But I can remember exactly the feeling I had when I started reading her posts. And then I read more, and then more. You know when you stumble on a blog, and you love it so much that you actually go back and try to reread all the posts?! I started bookmarking. And then I realized that I was bookmarking practically every single recipe. I even emailed her and said something like "who are you, and why are you making every single thing that I would want to make?"
One of the recipes that I bookmarked was, Sugar Rubbed Wild Salmon with Grilled Silver Queen Corn Relish, and one day, when all the planets aligned, and I had all the ingredients, I made it. Now, I am not sure if I had silver queen corn, but I had some lovely, fresh corn from my CSA, and since Mary is only about 2 hours away from me, it was possible that I had the same kind of corn she was talking about. All I can say is that the corn relish was amazing. My proportions were kind of wrong (I didn't have as much corn). Even though it called for three ears and that is exactly how many I had, I think I ended up with much less corn. See, it was three organic ears of corn. Organic corn = worms. Or at least it does in my CSA. When I pulled back the first husk, a big, plump worm, fell right on my counter! He was so big, he even made a loud plopping noise. After I screamed, and ran from the kitchen, I slowly made my way back. I'm not really afraid of worms, it's just I wasn't expecting to see one right at that moment. So, then I figured out that they were at the tip. So the next ear, I decided to cut a couple inches of the tip off before shucking, and ended up cutting a big worm in half!!! EWWWWW!! This whole corn relish thing was getting pretty dramatic. So, needless to say, I ended up with not that much corn after cutting off all possible worm infested areas, luckily I compost and this was not as wasteful as it sounds! At least I found out that farm living is probably not for me. I also thought the rub was a little strong, but it was only after rereading the directions, that I realized that you were only supposed to put the rub side on one side. I put it on both. So, I don't think I can be a judge of the rub, it was good, but I used too much.
As I had this bookmarked, it is a perfect candidate for Bookmarked Recipes at Ruth's Kitchen Experiments. I'm not going to post the recipe, because I think everyone needs to go to Mary's blog and check it out. Be ready to start bookmarking!