Friday, February 20, 2009

Brown Buttered Corn with Basil

Have you tried shoepeg corn? I find it to be remarkably tender and much better than other types of frozen corn. It makes it possible to prepare farm fresh recipes in the middle of winter. Sauteing the corn kernels kicks up the flavor and the addition of basil at the end of cooking brings summer flavors to the winter table. This recipe comes from Gourmet magazine. They use a full cup of basil in the dish; I think that much basil overwhelms the corn so I've cut the measure in half. This is a colorful and easy to do dish. It's a simple way to treat winter weary palates.

Brown-Buttered Corn with Basil

1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cups corn kernels (thawed if frozen)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 to 1 cup shredded basil

1) Heat butter in a large heavy frying pan set over moderately high heat until butter foam subsides and the butter is golden brown.
2) Add corn to skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil. Transfer to serving bowl. Yield: 4 servings.


Allie said...

I love pan frying my corn! Will have to try the basil in it next time.

Ning said...

My kids love corn! I am sure they will love this,too! :)

Pam said...

I love anything in brown butter but corn with basil and brown butter sounds fantastic.

Karen said...

Beautiful picture :) I really like to saute corn... it makes it so much more flavorful.

noble pig said...

Love the shoepeg and with the basil sounds delightful.

Swapna Pravin said...

Awesome picture. Healthy snacks for kids as well.

biz319 said...

I love shoepeg corn, but have the hardest time finding it! I used to be able to get white shoepeg corn in the can, and now I have trouble finding it in the freezer too!

Looks delicious - well, anything with butter is delicious!

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Wow! This is nice and I love Basil... and I have some corn in hand... should try this out!

Martha said...

love the combination of corn and basil

Hungry Gal said...

I love brown butter and I love corn. Sounds delicious together!

recipes2share said...

I hadn't thought of cooking corn in this way - it sounds really tasty!

oneordinaryday said...

I've still got a lot of basil from making pesto the other day and didn't know what I'd do with it. Thanks for a great idea.

ourlifeinfood said...

This looks delicious! I've never had just corn and basil together before, but it sounds excellent. Yum!

free online adventure games said...

Corn and basil! Sounds like a great combination though seldom seen. It'd be a great side dish for those on a healthier diet.

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