Lovely Lady Cilantro Corn

Dinner | August 17, 2011 | By

I’m guessing I have your attention. In 2005, I was going in for my 6th round of Iodine Radiation treatment. I swear this story is good. Not depressing. But I will tell you this. I had 100% Follicular Thyroid Cancer at the age of 4. I spent 2 years in the hospital and I was diagnosed cancer free just before my 6th birthday. (Yay!) I went on to regular schooling, made friends, graduated high school, graduated UCLA, met my husband and then….In 2003, a week before my wedding I got THE news…the cancer was back. I went through a round of Iodine treatment in March of 2004 and then again in December of 2005. I’ll have you know that I have now been cancer free for the 2nd time for 5 years (holllllla!!!!!!)

Well, my sweet, sweet girlfriends threw me a last hurrah before I had to go on an Iodine free diet that would last 30 days until my final treatment. And that last hurrah included all of the indulgences that I would not be able to eat. Seriously, people, iodine is in EVERYTHING. You can basically eat tomatoes and beef. So, we had Cheesecake Factory’s avocado egg rolls and godiva chocolate cheesecake, Killer Shrimp (which…sigh…is no longer around), and slew of homemade delicious treats that I cannot remember but I know they were de-lish.

What I do remember is that my darling best friend, Jessica, was growing cilantro in the fields behind her house that her and her hubby owned. One thing led to another, and we were streaking through the cilantro fields. Hey! You only live once and it is a memory we still talk about. A lot.

I give you Lovely Lady Cilantro Corn. And. Some pictures.

Hubby’s note: Two things: a) meat without salt (iodine) is flavorless and bland, and b) when you mention that you and your girlfriends streaked the cilantro field and then you say you have pictures…these are NOT the pitures i expect to see. I expect a private viewing later. But…A++ on the cilantro buttered corn.

4 whole corn
1 stick room temperature butter
1/2 cup minced cilantro
1 minced garlic clove
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Mix butter, cilantro, garlic and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Pull back corn stalk and remove corn silk. Pull corn husk back up and place corn intact in a pot of water. When ready to grill, place corn directly on the grill for 5-7 minutes per side. This will steam the corn and not burn it. When the corn is done, pull the husks back and smear on the cilantro butter mixture. Pull the corn husks back up and serve!

Now for the Lovely Lady Cilantro Pictures. I will say this. You ONLY get the two pictures that would ever. ever. ever be appropriate to post on my blog. 😉 Molly, Jessica, Ally, Heather and Natalie: I expect some good response from this one! Oh and the silver hat and the glowsticks were because I would be radioactive.



You didn’t think I would actually post the nudey booty streaking pictures, did you???

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    Melissa A.
    August 17, 2011

    Yay for cancer free! I had the run of the mill version, Papillary and did the Iodine diet for 14 days…I can only glimpse your pain (I am thankful that my experience with cancer was relatively easy on the cancer-easiness scale).

    I will absolutely be making this corn!

    Congrats and much luck on cancer-free future!

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    August 17, 2011

    Amazing inspiration and amazing recipe. Thank you 🙂

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    Jessica waters
    August 20, 2011

    That was a night I will remember forever!! 🙂 good times…. Ps, Molly’s house is surrounded by cilantro at them moment….. Maybe we need to initiated Jane

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    Elke Brecunier
    September 15, 2011

    I LOVE your story and LOVE your blog! I can’t wait to try some recipes :p you’re amazing <3

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    January 2, 2013

    Oh my goodness!! I love that you shared this story! That night was one of the most memorable nights of all time! Never a dull moment with these friends of 20 plus years! Nudie booty pictures were priceless, and only the cilantro will tell.

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