To Start: Grilled Corn and Figs with Balsamic Reduction from Lidia Bastianich's Multicultural Independence Day

Lidia Bastianich's Multicultural Independence Day

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To Start: Grilled Corn and Figs with Balsamic Reduction

This simple side dish is easily made first thing in the morning; your grill doesn’t have to be the perfect temperature, so just grill a whole ear of corn, then some figs, and make a reduction to drizzle as the final finish. "It’s wonderful," Bastianich said. "It’s almost a meal by itself."

Click here for the recipe.