Pan-Roasted Corn
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this recipe is a must to make corn as flavorful as can be with a few simple steps and some delicious toppings. Roast corn with butter salt and pepper, or bring on the Mexican flavor with jalapeno, lime and Cotija cheese, elote style!
Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup diced onion (if desired)
  • 1 lb frozen corn (or 4 ears of fresh corn kernels removed from the husk)
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • other option to add Cotija cheese, chili powder, smoked paprika, mayo or crema
  1. Heat a skillet on the stove over high heat.
  2. Add oil and jalapeno and onion, cook for a minute.
  3. Stir in the corn and make quarter size spots in the corn covering the dish to allow steam to escape, this will allow the corn to be able to char as well.
  4. If the corn cooks in too thick of a layer it's more likely to "steam" that is not what we're looking for here.
  5. Stir corn and flatten it out once the first side has charred, then char the second side.
  6. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  7. Add some cotija cheese, chili powder, and drizzle with mayo if desired.
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