F&W Best New Chef 2017 Jay Blackinton, of Hogstone’s Wood Oven on Orcas Island, Washington, emulsifies fresh nasturtium leaves with mustard, apple cider vinegar and oil to form a bright and supergreen-tasting spread for sweet grilled corn. For a most stirking presentation, he sprinkles edible flowers and herbs on the corn as well. Slideshow: More Grilled Corn Recipes 

Jay Blackinton
July 2017


Bobby Fisher

Recipe Summary

30 mins


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  • In a food processor or blender, combine the nasturtium leaves, Dijon, vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water; puree until a paste forms. With the machine on, gradually add the oil; puree until thick and smooth. Scrape into a small bowl and season the emulsion with salt.

  • Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the corn with melted butter and season with salt. Grill over high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Spread the nasturtium emulsion on the corn and decorate with edible flowers and herb leaves. Serve.