This is a quick way to cook corn - just a little sauté in the skillet with butter and fresh cilantro. This corn makes a great side dish, but also works well as a garnish for chili, in salads, or in emapanadas and burritos. Frozen sweet corn works great when fresh corn is not available.
Yield: Serves 4-6.
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 16-ounce bag frozen corn, or about 4 cups fresh corn kernels
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a heavy skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion in the olive oil and butter until soft and fragrant (5-8 minutes).
- Add the corn and and the water and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes more. Stir in the cilantro and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
- Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.