Bigeye Tuna & Pickled Corn Salad

Bigeye Tuna & Pickled Corn Salad

Serves 4

For the pickled corn salad:

2 cups corn kernels (from about 4 ears corn) ½ cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 teaspoon ground turmeric ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Juice of 2 limes 1 red
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I ask my husband, “Are you sure we have a
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