Sunday Night Dinner #2: Grilled Beef & Corn Salad

Grilled Beef Corn Salad

Our pre-hurricane dinner.

I should start off by letting you know that this actually did not take place on a “Sunday’, but due to the long weekend, I figured no one would mind my ‘lil white lie! This easy peasy meal was brought on by the upcoming hurricane (Earl that devil!), and I figured was a good time to: A) Clean out the fridge/freezer and B) get the bbq cued up and ready to rumble.

This particular dinner consisted of all things cooked on my Weber; beef sirloin roast, corn on the cob & sweet potatoes. I marinated my beef roast with some special spices that my mother in law brought back from Turkey, and soaked my corn cobs in salted water while waiting for the charcoal to come up to temperature. First, the roast went on and got seared on both sides before being shifted to a cooler side of the grill.

Next, sweet potatoes and the soaked corn (I leave the husks on for this) hit the coals, and then I covered the grill and walked away for a few minutes. After 10 minutes, I flipped my potatoes and corn and checked the meat…all good! Another 10 minutes and it all came off.  The beef was wrapped in foil and left to rest.

I quickly made my salad of the grilled corn (now cut off the cob), sweet potato (also now peeled and diced), diced garden cucumber, red pepper, cilantro, scallions, teardrop tomatoes and some olive oil and champagne vinegar. A little honey and some ground chili flakes and coriander seed were added to round out the flavours of the salad. Once this was done, the beef had rested for 20 minutes and was ready to be thinly sliced.

Once plated, I found a rogue avocado (left over from Zoe’s dinner) and added it to the plate and what we found ourselves eating was a delicious and simple meal that cleaned out my fridge and gave us enough leftovers to get us through the storm!

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