Sauteed Corn with Basil Butter

sauteed corn with basil butter recipe

Sauteed Corn with Basil Butter – Fresh Jersey corn cut off the cob and sauteed in garlic and basil butter, the essence of summer in a dish.

I am obsessed with the Olympics. I have always loved the Olympics, and for the longest time I was more interested in the winter games. But this summer, I cannot take my eyes off of the TV. A few nights ago, I almost had a heart attack watching the men’s freestyle relay. Yelling at the TV as if that would make Lochte (I love that he and I share the same motto) swim faster. Crying alongside Jordyn Wieber as she missed the cut for the individual competition. And then crying for Aly Raisman because she did. Tonight I watched all of them win gold. These games are really playing with my emotions. And don’t you wonder what Michael Phelps is listening to before a race?

Whether or not you are an Olympics fan, you probably like to eat corn. It is the star of the summer. It is sweet and crunchy and fun to eat. Who doesn’t love corn on the cob?

Right now, this girl is not loving corn on the cob so much. It might have something to do with having no front teeth. So I have been cutting it off of the cob for her. I have discovered that sauteing corn is really sort of amazing. I made a quick little basil butter and it was heavenly. 8 minutes and you have a side dish that is what summer is all about. Corn and fresh basil. I might give up corn on the cob for good.

sauteed corn with basil butter recipe1/2 cup butter, softened
salt and pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
8 to 12 ears of corn

sauteed corn with basil butter recipeMash the butter, salt, and pepper together with a fork.

sauteed corn with basil butter recipeAdd the chopped basil.

sauteed corn with basil butter recipeMix to combine. At this point, you can wrap it in waxed or parchment paper, it is good on just about anything.

sauteed corn with basil butter recipeAdd the corn to a large sauté pan over medium low heat. Add a few tablespoons of the basil butter. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. The kernels will be translucent. Give a taste to make sure that there is enough salt and pepper.

sauteed corn with basil butter recipe

sauteed corn with basil butter

Sauteed Corn with Basil Butter

Yield: serves 4 to 6

Sautéed Corn with Basil Butter - My kids are in braces and can't eat corn on the cob anymore. That's okay, because cutting it off the cob and coating it in basil butter is pretty incredible

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 8 to 12 ears of corn

Instructions

  1. Mash the butter, salt, and pepper together with a fork. Add the chopped basil. Mix to combine. At this point, you can wrap it in waxed or parchment paper, it is good on just about anything.
  2. Add the corn to a large sauté pan over medium low heat. Add a few tablespoons of the basil butter. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. The kernels will be translucent. Give a taste to make sure that there is enough salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Samantha Nelson

    TOTALLY cried with the girls last night, screamed at Michael when he JUST missed his 3rd gold in the 200 fly, and said to my husband I wonder what he’s listening to. Too funny!! Last night was a great night of games!

    1. bakedbree

      It was! The whole thing has been great. Loving all the events.

  2. Johnna

    YES, I do wonder what Michael Phelps is listening to! This corn sounds delicious and I can think of too many things I’d like to smear this butter on.

    1. bakedbree

      I am pretty sure it is rap, but I am still dying to know.

  3. Minnie(@thelady8home)

    This corn recipe sounds real delish. 😀

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Minnie!

  4. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    I love gymnastics, but the results keep getting spoiled for me before I can watch! I am totally into basil right now, though, and mixing it with butter sounds like a dream!

    1. bakedbree

      I know! I have been avoiding the news and social media for this reason.

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    That butter….oh boy.

    1. bakedbree

      Oh boy is right!

  6. Brandon

    I actually prefer my corn off the cob, simply because eating it from the cob is a big mess (although I suppose that’s half the fun)! …and I’m ALWAYS looking for an excuse to make a flavored compound butter!

    1. bakedbree

      Well, I guess you are in luck!

  7. Jacqueline @howtobeagourmand

    What a great way to dress corn – basil butter. A new discovery! Looks delicious – Thanks Bree!

    1. bakedbree

      basil butter is good on just about anything too. 🙂

  8. Chineka

    This looks like a delicious side dish. Corn is always good to have.

    1. bakedbree

      Yes it is. Love corn anything.

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