It’s a cracker of a combination, and that’s a known fact. But the issue was I needed a little butter or something like it to get the finely chopped chilli to stick onto the corn. I didn’t have any and refused to step outside my Eat Local Challenge so I was left with…
1/ squeeze the lime juice on the corn and nibble delicate little pieces of chilli off at each mouthful…hmmm, not a great idea. I like my food hot but these little chillies are quite beastly on their own.
2/ I could finely, finely chop them and roll the corn in it, hoping some would stick.
3/ I could delicately drape the chilli over the corn, admire the contrasting colours and then push my hot little garnish to the side. Yep, I’ll do that. (On thinking later, I should have cut the chilli and gently rubbed it over the corn cob. It would have given the bites a little zing, but not the kick in the pants that a big one would have given.)
So with the corn sorted, what did I have left? While I do love corn, there still needed to be a little something else to the plate.
To avoid a line up of wrinkled noses and pouty lips I didn’t bother serving this one to the rest of the family. Brussel sprouts is an acquired taste it seems and every one in this household? Well, they haven’t acquired it yet.
So what’s on the menu and where is it from?
Brussel sprouts- Kurrawong Organics, Kirkconnel (175km)
Radishes- Rita’s Farm, Kemp’s Creek (50km)
Granny Smith Apple- from Orange
Sheep’s Curd- Willowbrae, Chevre Cheese– Wilberforce.
Olive Oil- Lisborne Grove, Hunter Valley
How about you? Interested in taking the challenge?
Just how local is local? Well this depends entirely on you. Only you know how you and your family eat. Raise the bar just a little from what you already do. If making sure the majority of your meal includes solely food produced in your country, than make that your challenge. If you want to make it a little trickier, go for produced in the same state…trickier still within 160km.
My aim is to really know where my food is coming from for at least one meal a month, (where I will be posting here in the last week of the month).
For Eat Local Challenge #1 see here.
For Eat Local Challenge #2 see here.