Bowl of Giant White Corn & Tuna Salad
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Giant White Corn & Tuna Salad
Chili
  -   Ensalada de Atún y Maiz Pelado
Serves
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
6 salad  
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14+ hrs  
Best
Giant White Corn originated in Mexico, but is a popular ingredient in soups and salads as far south as northern Chile. The firm corn makes an excellent contrast with the soft tuna.




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3/4
2
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1/4
1/4
1
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6oz
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Giant Corn (1)
Scallions
Parsley, flat
Cans Tuna (2)
-- Dressing
Lemon Juice
Olive Oil, ExtV  
Salt
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Do-Ahead   -   (11-1/2 hrs - 20 min work)
  1. Soak GIANT CORN overnight in plenty of water.
  2. Pinch off dark tips of Giant Corn so it will open well during cooking.
  3. Place Giant Corn in a saucepan and cover with lots of water. Bring to a boil and keep at a high simmer for 3 hours. Add boiling water as needed to keep the Corn submerged. Drain and cool.
Make   -   (2 hrs - 15 min work)
  1. Chop SCALLIONS fine. Chop PARSLEY fine. Mix.
  2. Drain TUNA and break up chunks (if any).
  3. Squeeze LEMON JUICE and mix all Dressing items.
  4. Tumble together Tuna, Giant Corn and Scallion mix. Pour Dressing mix over and tumble until all is well distributed.
  5. Let sit for a couple of hours or so, or refrigerate overnight, tumbling a couple of times, for flavors to blend.
  6. Server cool, but not chilled.
NOTES:
  1. Giant White Corn, Peeled:   [Maiz Pelado Blanco, Mote Pelado, Maiz Para Pozole]   This Giant White Corn must be the peeled version (or you have to peel it yourself). For details see our Giant White Corn page.
  2. Tuna:   The pattern recipe called for two cans Tuna in Vegetable Oil, including the oil in the recipe. I prefer to use better oil, so I drain the Tuna (usually water packed).
  3. Comments:   The pattern recipe tossed in a Beef Bone with the Giant Corn, but that is inconvenient here. I tossed in two Beef Bouillon Cubes. The pattern recipe called for 1-1/4 hours boiling, which is not long enough to make Giant Corn edible - I don't know what he was thinking.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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