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Fiesta Corn Saute

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Fiesta Corn Saute is a snap to make and it packs incredible flavor with sweetness from the corn, a hint of spice from chili powder and a smoky finish from smoked paprika.  You’re going to want this one at all of your backyard BBQs this summer.

 Fiesta Corn Saute it packs incredible flavor with sweetness from the corn, a hint of spice from chili powder and a smoky finish from smoked paprika.

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.

Fiesta Corn Saute it packs incredible flavor with sweetness from the corn, a hint of spice from chili powder and a smoky finish from smoked paprika.

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 it packs incredible flavor with sweetness from the corn, a hint of spice from chili powder and a smoky finish from smoked paprika.

Yield: 4-6

Fiesta Corn Saute

Fiesta Corn Saute
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 ears of corn, about 3 cups
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet, over medium heat.
  • Add onion and red pepper, sauté for about 5 minutes, until starting to soften.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Stir in corn.
  • Stir in salt, pepper, chili powder and smoked paprika.
  • Saute mixture for 3 minutes more.
  • Stir in lemon juice and cilantro.
  • Fiesta Corn Saute it packs incredible flavor with sweetness from the corn, a hint of spice from chili powder and a smoky finish from smoked paprika.

    ENJOY!

    Fiesta Corn Saute it packs incredible flavor with sweetness from the corn, a hint of spice from chili powder and a smoky finish from smoked paprika.

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