I just have to get this out there…..I am in love with this corn dish!  I mean it is seriously good…..like I couldn’t stop eating it good!

So let’s back up a bit…..I over-bought some fresh corn not too long ago for some other recipes I was working on.  That left me with an abundance of corn that I needed to use.   Since fresh corn is so yummy and delicious, I couldn’t let it go to waste….I needed an idea….fast.

That brings us to yesterday.  As I was walking through the produce section of the grocery store, it all came to me and I quickly threw the ingredients I would need into my cart.

I started thinking about sauteing the corn and what I could add to it to make it taste amazing.  That led to this incredible fiesta corn saute.  First I sauteed up some onion, garlic, red bell pepper and corn.  But that wasn’t enough, to boost the flavor factor up I added chili powder, smoked paprika and cilantro, with a little lemon juice to brighten everything up.  The result was AMAZING!  The corn is perfectly sweet, the chili powder adds a little spiciness and the smoked paprika, of course, adds a slight smokiness.  Absolute perfection!

So get yourself some corn and give this one a try.  You won’t be disappointed!

Fiesta Corn Saute

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups fresh corn (about 5 ears)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

Melt butter in a large skillet, over medium heat.

Add onion and saute for about 5 minutes, until starting to soften.

Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.

Add red pepper and corn.

Stir in salt, pepper, chili powder and smoked paprika.

Saute mixture for 5 minutes more.

Stir in lemon juice and cilantro.



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