It’s almost here, readers. It’s almost summer! Time for sundresses, pool parties, backyard barbecues, and all the fresh fruit and veggies your belly can hold. Hooray!
I’ve already bought cantaloupe, cherries, and sweet corn this year. I know all these things will get better as summer wears on, but I just couldn’t wait. They were just there, staring me down, smelling like summer, and already looking pretty tasty. I couldn’t resist.
This simple corn recipe is really quite flexible. In fact, I’d prefer you think of it as a guideline. Feel free to substitute any herb that fits your menu. Add some grated Parmesan cheese if you’d like. Just make sure you savor every sweet bite.
Sweet Corn with Lime-Cilantro Butter
an “Apple a Day” original
4 ears sweet corn, husked
2 TBSP butter
juice and zest of two limes
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Once water is boiling, add corn and boil for six minutes.
2. Meanwhile, melt butter, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and pepper in the microwave or small pot. Once melted, add cilantro and stir to combine.
3. Remove the corn from the pot and carefully shake off excess water. Lay in a shallow dish, then pour butter mixture over the top. Serve immediately.
one year ago: sugar snap peas with sesame
two years ago: spiced nuts
three years ago: key lime cupcakes with white chocolate-coconut frosting