Cooking complicated or extravagant dishes is something I love doing, there’s no denying that. But sometimes, I want to go simple and easy. Uncomplicated or simple dishes are often the best.
This is one of those uncomplicated dishes. Corn, green onions, lime juice, some seasonings, a bit of mayo, and a Mexican cheese. Simple yet delicious.
When adding salt and pepper, go light on the salt until you have added the cheese. The cheese is salty and the dish can quickly become too salty.
- 4 cups corn (4-6 ears or 1-16oz frozen bag)
- Extra virgin olive oil (1-2 tbsp.)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3 green onions; divided
- 1 tsp . chili powder
- Salt/pepper to taste
- 1½ tbsp . mayonnaise
- ½ cup cotija cheese; crumbled
Add the olive oil to a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the corn and sauté.
If using fresh corn, sauté for 7 minutes, or until the kernels are soften and cooked.
If using frozen, sauté for 3-4 minutes.
Once the corn is cooked, add most of the green onions (reserving a few for garnishing), lime juice, and the seasonings. Mix well.
Remove from heat, add the mayo and then the cotija cheese.
Garnish with the remaining green onions.
This tastes great served warm or chilled.