Sunday, July 5, 2015

Corn On The Cob Kebabs: Corn On Sticks: Summer Appetizer: Vegetarian Kebabs




Who doesn’t like the colour yellow?

Sunshine...

Sunflowers...

Brightness...

Just the colour yellow makes me smile. Every summer I bring in lots of yellow lemons to make lemonade or sweet corn to have some charred corn on the cob at home. The yellow pearl like kernels sitting close to each other is a beauty in itself and then when you roast it, it looks even more beautiful.

These vegetarian kebabs. Or corn on the cob. Corn on skewers is one great summer appetizer or starter that will surely please the crowd. I was just wondering what to pair these kebabs with and then I thought of using the colourful box I was sent from The Berry Company special tea range.  Black, white, green, red and yellow all made form natural berries with no "yucky"bits.  



If this wasn’t enough, I must tell you all their drinks are:
Gluten Free
No Artificial Colourings
No Artificial Additives
No Artificial Sweeteners
No Artificial Preservatives
No GMO's
Dairy Free

Their Tea Range is a water based drink mixed with tea extracts and great fruity flavours.


Black Tea has been blended with elderflower and lemon.  A prefect thirst quencher.

Green Tea juice is mixed with aroina berry and blueberry. A drink full of goodness.

White Tea has been merged with peaches. An exotic and unique drink mix.

Red Tea muddled up with cranberries and grapes. A real tasty kick.


Now comes my favorite Yellow Tea. Yellow Tea is rare type of tea which is native to China. Both the leaves and infusion are yellow in colour. Dint I tell I am in summery yellow bright mood? This tea is mingled with coconut water and lemon which gives a super unique taste, you will surely be hooked. All you tea addicts and coconut fans must give this tea range a try.



Chilled yellow tea and spicy corns sticks is just like pair made in heaven and not to forget the yellow theme ;-). Oh these corn-on-the-cob kebabs are sweet, crunchy, lemony and so summery. To add in some extra bling I used juicy cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, don’t they look beautiful? Feel free to add other veggies like aubergine, zucchini, and boiled potatoes.  For a slighter sweeter taste use fruits like kiwi, orange or berries. The twists and modifications are endless, it can have grated cheese, spicy spices, Italian herbs, yogurt dressing or can be made simple with lemon juice as well.


Like me, make it simple if you have less time in hand. I just made use of lemon juice, butter, salt and black pepper and it was uh-mazing! Tangy, spicy and buttery-what else you need?

Ingredients:
2 corns
1 bell pepper (any colour)
1 onion
4 cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper powder (or to taste)
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups water

Method:
Soak the wooden skewers in water overnight or for atleast 2 hours.
Preheat the oven at 180C. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
Remove husk and skin from the corns. Wash and cut each corn into 3 parts.
Put water to boil in a large pot. When water starts boiling throw corn pieces in the water. Let it boil for 1-2 minutes. Drain on kitchen towel.
Cut bell pepper and onion into cubes.
Prepare the dressing. Mix butter, salt, lemon juice and black pepper in a bowl.
Arrange corn pieces, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and onion on the skewers.
With the help of a brush apply the dressing all over the kebabs sticks. Arrange skewers on the lined sheet and grill for 40-50 minutes.
Keep turning the kebabs, so that you get burnt corn from all the sides.
Serve hot.



Notes:
You can use olive oil instead of butter.
Throw in some italian herbs for Italian taste.
Use chaat massala (Indian tangy spice mix) for Indian taste.

Serving suggestions: Serve it with any dip.
Pair it up with any summer cooler and drinks.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or told to write positive review. The post is based on my experience and is unbiased. Thanking The Berry Company for sending drinks  for review.

16 comments:

  1. Simple and lovely! Perfect summer dish.

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  2. wow super clicks, all time kids favorite

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  3. lovely drinks and lovely kebabs to compliment them

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  4. what a beautiful summer kebabs..looks delish !!

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  5. very colourful kebabs. Looks delicious !!

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  6. Love the corn cob... so nice...

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  7. A mind-boggling variety of tea here! The corn kebabs look most delicious. Fabulous shots too!

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  8. Lovely clicks... Looks so colorful and delicious..

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  9. Quick and simple yet most delish! Lovely for summer treat! !

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  10. Lovely pictures Shweta, the colour has come out so well. Have never prepared corns this way, must add it to the list!

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  11. Oh, the kebabs look great and so the tea's :)

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  12. Corn as kabas is very beautiful idea, Shweta. I also love the refreshing drinks you served with it!

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  13. Hi Shweta, Nice corn on cob, the combination of yellow tea is really nice.

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