Chili Lime Corn
I’m always busy looking for new ideas with food and sometimes I forget to post my old favorites. This has been handed along to many friends and pleased many more at parties. It’s great for drinks or as a side dish for a casual lunch or dinner and can easily be adapted for large or small gatherings.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Fresh corn (I estimate about one ear for each person and you’ll have left overs – maybe)
Fresh lime juice
Sweet Chili Sauce
Fresh ginger, grated
Green onions, sliced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Vegetable or canola oil or coconut oil
If you have corn with husks on them, I usually just put them whole into the microwave for about 5-6 minutes. Let them steam and then cool for a few minutes before peeling back the husks and carefully cutting into about 2 inch chunks. Or if you don’t have husks on, you can steam corn whole or even boil. However you normally cook your corn is fine. Just don’t over cook it, because it will cook more when stir fried.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or large frying pan.
When nice and hot, throw in corn and lime skins. Stir fry until corn is slightly browned.
Then toss in the lime juice, fish sauce, grated ginger, chopped cilantro, sliced green onions and sweet chili sauce. Continue to stir constantly until corn is blackened and covered in marinade.
Remove and serve in a large bowl with extra fresh cilantro over the top. Guests will be happy to just pick up and eat with their fingers!