Simple Corn Sauté with a Kick

By foodfanatic
May 12, 2014
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Author Notes: My favorite way to serve corn all summer long. Less messy than gnawing on cobs, no toothpicks or floss needed. I personally love a little heat but swap out red chillies for mini red peppers if you don't. A cheesy, spicy take on a hot-weather favorite.foodfanatic

Serves: 4-6

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 4 Ears of fresh corn, shucked and cut off the cob
  • 1 red Fresno chile, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup Shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried red chile flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (sliced)
  1. Sauté the chopped shallots in the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until softened. Add the 2 tablespoons of butter, the corn kernels and the diced chile and sauté over medium-high heat until the corn just starts to soften, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir into the corn mixture. Add a pinch of dried red chile flakes, additional salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the basil. Serve immediately.

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