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Sautéed Corn With Chili, Lime and Aioli

Sautéed Corn With Chili, Lime and Aioli
Inspired by elote — smoky, grilled corn on the cob sold on the streets of every Mexican city — this sautéed corn dish transports you to south of the border. At the Publican, they like to finish it off with Spanish piment d’espelette, a hot pepper with an intense sweet heat that dies fast. Substitute with cayenne or hot paprika if you must.

Makes: 2 servings
3 ears fresh sweet corn
1 tablespoon butter
Lime
Salt
Pepper
1 tablespoon aioli or mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Hot pepper powder, such as piment d’espelette
Chopped herbs for garnish: tarragon, chives, parsley

Directions:
Scrape corn off the cob using a mandolin or a very sharp chef’s knife.

Preparing Sautéed Corn With Chili, Lime and Aioli

Heat a dry sauté pan over medium-high heat. Throw kernels into pan and toast for a few seconds. Add butter, followed by a squeeze of lime. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Preparing Sautéed Corn With Chili, Lime and Aioli

Sauté for 5 minutes until kernels are soft and lightly charred.

Preparing Sautéed Corn With Chili, Lime and Aioli

Turn out onto a serving dish.

Top with aioli and Parmesan cheese. Finish with hot pepper and herbs.