Why It Works
- Slow-cooking the chorizo helps render and crisp up most of its fat, which is then used to flavor and cook the corn.
- Cooking the corn over high heat caramelizes its natural sugars, giving it a deeply sweet and nutty flavor.
I could write an entire book just about the things that go well sautéed with sweet summer corn. I'm serious about that. And with that in mind, it seemed like a no-brainer to include corn as part of our Easiest Summer Ever collection of four-ingredient, no-fuss, vegetable-centric recipes. Here, we sauté it with Spanish chorizo, cilantro, and lime juice.
4 ounces Spanish-style dry-cured chorizo, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups fresh corn kernels, cut from 4 to 5 cobs of corn
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems
1 tablespoon fresh juice from 1 lime
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine chorizo and olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until chorizo has rendered most of its fat and is crisp all around, about 5 minutes. Add corn, increase heat to high, and cook, stirring and tossing frequently, until corn is cooked through and deeply browned in spots, about 4 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Serve.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||24%|
|Total Carbohydrate 32g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|Total Sugars 7g|
|Vitamin C 10mg||48%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|