|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||28%|
|Total Carbohydrate 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 14mg||68%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Bell peppers and basic seasonings flavor this tasty Mexican-style corn blend. A great way to "punch" up the taste of corn and so simple to make, this dish will be a keeper in your repertoire of recipes. You can add some of your favorite spices to provide additional flavor or heat to this delicious dish, and we have provided some ideas below the recipe to get you started. Mixed and cooked in the same skillet, it's not only easy to make but easy to clean up. You can use fresh or frozen corn kernels, so this dish can be made any time of the year, too.
This corn is an excellent side dish to serve with pork, ham, or a Tex-Mex style dish. If you have lots of fresh-from-the-garden corn, scale the recipe up, and freeze it in meal-sized portions.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen and thawed
2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons pimiento, drained and finely chopped
Chopped fresh cilantro, for optional garnish
Gather the ingredients.
In a skillet or saute pan over medium-low heat, melt butter.
When butter is hot, add corn, green bell pepper, salt, and pepper.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.
Add chopped pimiento and heat through.
Garnish corn with chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
- If you have an abundance of fresh corn, scale the recipe up, and freeze it in freezer bags or containers. Label with the name and date and freeze for 10 to 12 months.
- Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of finely chopped red, yellow, or sweet onion to the skillet along with the bell pepper.
- Add 2 tablespoons of finely chopped sweet red bell pepper to the skillet along with the green bell pepper. Omit the pimiento.
- Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of chili powder to the corn for Tex-Mex flavor.
- Add some heat to the corn with a tablespoon or two of finely minced jalapeno pepper.
How to Cut Kernels From Corn Cobs
You will need a cutting board and a sharp chef's knife. After shucking the fresh corn, cut off the tip to make a flat end. Put the corn on the flat end on top of the cutting board. Carefully holding the stem end of the cob, use the knife to cut down along the length of the ear of corn, making sure not to cut too close to the cob—cut approximately 3/4 of the way into the kernels. Rotate the cob, cutting all of the kernels off.