Friday, August 10, 2012

Recipe: Fresh Corn with Butter and Jalapeño

Here is a recipe that is so easy, it has 5 ingredients (and that's counting salt and pepper as two of them!).  This recipe for fresh corn features simple, seasonal ingredients - fresh corn, butter and a few chopped jalapeños.  This recipe is a bit salty, a bit sweet and every now and again, has a little zip from the chopped jalapeño. You can grill the corn if you like, but I just steamed it in the microwave!  The hardest part was shucking the ears of corn.  This recipe was enjoyed by everyone in the house and a great way to use fresh produce.
4 ears of corn
1 1/2 T butter
1 -2 T jalapeño, chopped (more for the brave at heart, less for the gringos)
salt and pepper

Shuck the fresh corn.  Rinse in cold water and shake dry. Place in the microwave for 8 minutes and cook.
The microwave will be humid and steamy when this is done.  (You could also grill the corn on the cob, or even sauté raw corn kernels in a skillet.  All methods will bring out the natural sweetness in the fresh corn).
Let the steamed ears of corn cool a bit and slice off the kernels into a large bowl.
In a large pan or skillet, melt the butter.  Add the corn kernels and stir around.  Add the chopped jalapeños and season with salt and pepper.
Taste. If you want more spice, add more jalapeños.
Serve warm or cold from the fridge as leftovers.

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