I used to hate corn. My only positive memory of it comes from meals spent with my grandparents. My grandfather ate corn like it was going out of style. Anytime it was on the menu, he passionately devoured that cob of corn so ferociously that it was inevitable to spot one or two (or 10) kernels on his face… which was hilarious to 6 year old me. I think we even found kernels in his ear once. But even though I could see how much he loved corn, I still couldn’t understand why. My disdain for corn was matched by his love of it.

Blackened Pork with Lime Corn and Avocado Salsa

But as I grew up (specifically as my palate grew up) I learned just how delicious corn is. And let me tell you, this lime scented corn recipe is one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy it. In fact, its one of my all time favorite recipes! It’s the perfect accent for my Blackened Pork with Lime Corn and Avocado Salsa recipe.

This recipe is all about the corn. I dont know how or why but this lime-scented corn side dish is crazy good. Like, it should be illegal how good it is considering how easy it is to make and how few ingredients go into it. And the blackened pork and avocado pico de gallo dont disappoint either. Every component adds a new spicy layer to an incredibly deep flavored dish. I guarantee that this Blackened Pork with Lime Corn and Avocado Salsa recipe will be a summertime fave.

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Blackened Pork with Lime Corn, Black Rice, and Avocado Salsa
This Summertime inspired recipe is packed full of flavor from the spicy blackened pork, the bright and zesty corn and rice, and the aromatic salsa.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Blackened Pork
Lime Scented Corn with Black Rice
Avocado Salsa
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Blackened Pork
Lime Scented Corn with Black Rice
Avocado Salsa
Instructions
Avocado Salsa
  1. Place diced tomato in small bowl and generously sprinkle with salt. Set aside for 30 minutes (resting the tomato in salt will break down the cell walls and release a delicious tomato water). Stir in remaining ingredients.
Lime Corn and Black Rice
  1. Place 1 cup of rice in a saucepan with 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, lower temp to low, cover, and cook until rice is al dente (about 1 hour). Keep warm until serving.
  2. Place olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add in the corn and toss for 2-3 minutes. When the corn is cooked but still crunchy, add in the salt, butter, and lime zest.
Blackened Pork
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all the spices in a small bowl. Rub pork with generous portion of the spice blend. In a steel skillet over high heat, add in olive oil. Place tenderloin in skillet and sear all sides until blackened. Once seared, place skillet directly into preheated oven and cook pork until internal heat reaches 120 degrees. Rest pork on cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing.
    Blackened Pork with Lime Corn and Avocado Salsa
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