Thai-ish Creamed Corn

By aargersi
May 20, 2014
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Author Notes: For this recipe I suggest that you taste a lot as you go - because I am using fresh herbs, the flavor will vary - I picked mine and used them immediately so they had a lot of flavor but maybe you don't have the option to grow yours. I like a lot of spice, you may not. People's salt preferances vary. So - taste taste taste!aargersi

Serves: 4

  • 3 cups corn off the cob (I used three cobs)
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper - small dice
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion - small dice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-3 serrano peppers - seeded, de-veined and minced
  • 1 13.5 ounces can coconut milk
  • 2-3 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 4 - 8 mint leaves
  • 6-10 basil leaves
  • 1-2 limes
  1. Melt the butter in a large-ish saucepan over medium heat. Add in the onions and cook them until they are just clear. Add in the red bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes, then the corn and cook for 2-3 minutes. Now for the first decision re: serranos. If you don't tolerate spice, leave them out. Like it a little spicy? Add one. I added two. If you want it very spicy add three or four, but don't come crying to me in the morning :-)
  2. Now add the coconut milk and bring it to a simmer. Start adding fish sauce 1 teaspoon at a time, tasting after each addition. I found 2 1/2 to suit my taste, but you might like more or less. This is also going to reduce down a bit so bear that in mind.
  3. Simmer the mixture until the coconut had reduced a bit and the corn is tender/crisp, not mushy. This took me around 20 minutes. Now add in minced mint and basil leaves, and lime juice. Add the lime juice a half lime's worth at a time and taste after each addition. Do the same with the herbs - chop them and add them a pinch at a time. Stop when the flavor is to your liking.
  4. That's it! Eat up!

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