The Canadian Living obsession continues… but I sometimes wonder why I have pretty much given up all other cookbooks and recipe resources since getting my Canadian Living subscription.
I guess I can offer a couple reasons. The first would be that the magazine comes every month, so it’s a novelty and it’s always around. But it’s more than just convenience. Their recipes are very much “my taste”… they cook things that I like cooking (and eating). We have a similar style, I guess. The recipes aren’t super fancy or fine dining like Chef Ramsay, but they’re also not as basic as some of Nigella’s recipes either. I’m not bashing Nigella… I still love her, especially since I credit her for making me fall in love with cooking, but it’s true – some of her recipes are really basic. (i.e. “This mouth-watering pork chop recipe is brilliant… it’s positively divine it’s so simple… just sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill for 5 minutes a side.”)
This Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad is on the cover of the latest Canadian Living magazine. It’s one of the amazing meals we had last week (as mentioned in my last post). It’s a medley of all sorts of great things, but the best part is that it’s a BBQ salad. We cooked asparagus (or, rather, I watched) and it tasted amazing. We also used a chicken spice over the chicken which was a nice touch.
We did cheat on one part though – I didn’t want to buy corn on the cob, so I just used frozen corn in a pot which let go golden brown just a bit (to mimic the “charred” BBQ effect).
My fellow j-skooler and cooking blog diva Miss Hilary Duff is also a Canadian Living fan and she recently posted her own rendition of this dish! Check it out here.
The best part? There is a lovely video for the recipe. And since I am addicted to Channel 95 (the Food Network), I think this is great!