Sauteed Corn with Basil

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Sauteed Corn with Basil

Flecked with bits of red bell pepper and fresh green basil, this beautiful dish captures the essence of summer

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 6 ears corn, husks and silk removed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 3 green onions, white and green portion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

1. Cut the corn from the cobs. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet until the butter is melted. Add the corn and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the red bell pepper and onions, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Pour on the water and reduce the heat. Cover the pan and simmer until the corn is crisp-tender.
2. Sprinkle on the basil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir over high heat until all the liquid is evaporated. Serve immediately.
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