Shoepeg Corn Pico de Gallo is just like traditional Pico, with the addition of shoepeg corn, which is smaller and a little sweeter than regular corn. A good way to identify it if buying fresh is looking at the rows of corn; real Shoepeg Corn grows uneven on the cob instead of straight and even.
I have to admit, I have a thing about salsa, pico, dips, spreads….. You get the point.
Have I mentioned that I’m an appetizer whore?
Why yes, I think I have.
There’s something about the anticipation of a meal… the lingering, the sipping of wine, and of course having an appetizer. I tend to like to drag things out as far as food is concerned. Just ask my husband – there are times (usually when he’s hungry) when the sweet man asks me kindly if I would “please keep the dinner preparation/cooking under 3 hours”.
Doesn’t he understand how much joy I get from all this work I do in the kitchen? I think he does understand it by now, but he definitely doesn’t share the same joy.
So many times when I am making something, feeling all creative, I’m deep down worried that this is going to turn out to be….well, crap. But then it doesn’t!!
What a wonderful feeling.
This was one of those days. Love it.
This is a kind of like a salsa or pico de gallo, but also similar to what my dad called “Indian Salad”, which was really a Greek salad made of cucumber, tomatoes and feta. The possibilities for this are endless.
Throwing it together is easy.
Refrigerate; and keep in mind the longer it’s there the better it will be.
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