June 11 is National Corn on the Cob Day and no culture has embraced corn more than the Mexican culture. Anything corn-based is loved by the Mexican food fan, whether it is the humble corn tortilla, the hominy in posole and menudo or the huitlacoche (corn fungus) that is often described as a Mexican truffle. At solita Tacos and Margaritas in Huntington Beach, Chef Deborah Schneider, author of six cookbooks on Mexican and Baja California cuisine, has created several dishes for National Corn on the Cob Day.
The sophisticated Baja-style Mexican dining destination features this sweet summertime vegetable (which is actually considered a grain and a fruit as well) grilled to perfection by Executive Chef Deborah Schneider. The Grilled Corn Elote is a whole ear of corn roasted over a wood grill and smothered in butter, chipotle salsa, California chiles, Cotixa cheese and sprinkled with green onion.
Since the day is dedicated to this tasty yellow husker, why not indulge in a few more bites? Although not on the cob, you can find these juicy kernels in the Grilled Carne Asada & Esquites Salad of mixed greens topped with grilled carne asada, roasted and grilled sweet corn esquites, Cotixa cheese, chipotle sauce, tomatoes, avocado and crispy crumbled corn tortillas.
Die-hard corn lovers will want to pick up a copy of Chef Deb’s latest cookbook, Salsas & Moles, featuring vibrant and spicy sauces you can make in your own home. Great for parties or simply spicing up a mid-week dinner, Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa is a deliciously satisfying accompaniment to any meal and the perfect way to pay tribute to all ears on National Corn on the Cob Day!
solita Tacos and Margaritas provides a casual, authentic interior with many furnishings and decorations handmade by Mexican artisans and craftsmen. The interior is intended to evoke the simplicity, warmth and ruggedness of the Baja California region. It also shows the sophistication evident in the Mexican homes and businesses that many people never see. solita Tacos & Margaritas is located at Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra Center. Menus, hours of operation, address and more can be found at www.solitatacos.com.
National Corn on the Cob Day, June 11
solita Tacos and Margaritas
7631 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 894-2792