BBQ Chicken with Bacon, Corn, Hominy and Tomato Salad

Two day heat wave today and tomorrow, 97 degrees.  Why is it, when it’s so hot outside, we decide to increase the heat by lighting a fire to cook our food?   It’s a mystery.

The bacon, corn, hominy and tomato salad was inspired by the contents of my cupboards.

I also made a small confit of thyme sprigs, onion, garlic and red bell pepper for the chicken.

BBQ Chicken with  Bacon, Corn, Hominy and Tomato Salad 

4 chicken thighs, rubbed with Emeril’s essence and grilled

3 strips of thick sliced bacon, chopped and cooked crisp

1 can of whole kernel corn, drained

1 can of hominy, drained

1/4 red onion, chopped

1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup olive oil

3 cloves garlic

1 sprig of rosemary

3 anchovy fillets

1/4 cup of grated parmesan

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 tsp lemon zest

1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix the bacon, hominy, corn, onion, tomatoes and parsley together in a large bowl.

In a saute pan, bring the olive oil, garlic and rosemary sprig to a sizzle.   Set aside for 20 minutes.   Discard the rosemary twig, reserve the oil and put the garlic cloves in a food processor along with the cheese, salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice.   Process until smooth, then add to reserved oil.   Mix the dressing into the salad.

Dessert suggestion:   More peach melba

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An American living in Burgundy, France
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9 Responses to BBQ Chicken with Bacon, Corn, Hominy and Tomato Salad

  1. What a great salad. I never make the same corn salad, similar but not the same. Like you it’s all about the ingredients in my cabinet.

  2. Your food is so colorful and inviting. And that ice cream sudae at the end….I don’t know who you’re cooking for, but they sure are spoiled!! This looks delicious! All of it! 🙂

    • Thanks Jennifer. I’m cooking for my daughter and because my husband is posted in another country and our son is in the U.S., I cook for my neighbors also 🙂

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  4. I bet your neighbors love living next to you! Your blog reminds me of the Julia Childs story.
    WIth France and everything. 🙂
    You guys aren’t military by any chance? (Navy wife here.)

  5. Oh, what a small world. I was headed for foreign service (took the test once, and failed it but was headed back to try again….and again) when I met my active duty man at work in D.C. Changed everything around, but I’m still getting to travel! It really is a small world. I hope you’re enjoying France! Especially the food.

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