So I guess you guys really like chocolate, since you went mad for my salted chocolate pots with caramel sauce the other day. Duly noted – more chocolate coming up. I’m afraid today’s recipe isn’t quite as exciting as butter + chocolate + cream, but in my corn-loving opinion, it’s just as delicious – garlic butter sautéed corn!
I sometimes struggle a bit with side dishes, especially when I’m having friends over to eat. I don’t want to make anything too fancy – partly because it’s nice to keep the focus on the main event of the meal rather than the side dishes, and partly because I can’t be bothered making anything too time-consuming when I have schmoozing to do. However, it also feels like a bit of a cop-out to do something totally simple like plain old steamed vegetables. People can have steamed vegetables at home every night of the week, so it’s nice to do something a little different that your guests might not have tried before.
Enter: sautéed corn. Simple yet interesting, and ridiculously tasty. When it’s sautéed, the corn gets an awesome nutty flavour. You can throw this dish together in a matter of minutes – just add your corn to a pan with some butter and loads of garlic, and then toss it with some parsley and a little bit of feta cheese. Yeeeees, feta! It goes lovely and gooey, melting right into the garlicky, buttery corn.
Now you know why I said this was just as good as chocolate…
If everyone has a normal-sized heap of corn, this recipe will probably serve about 3 people, but I’d probably aim for it to only serve 2, since I guarantee that most people will want seconds. And thirds, and fourths, and maybe just a little bit more.
What’s your favourite side dish to serve for guests?
Garlic butter sautéed corn
- 2 tbsp butter
- 250 g corn kernels
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- 50 g feta cheese coarsely crumbled
- Black pepper
- Melt the butter in a frying pan, and add the garlic and corn. Cook over a medium heat, stirring every minute or so, for around 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the parsley and feta cheese, then season to taste.