Perhaps your new fav corn side dish: Chili Lime Creamed Corn
If you follow along on instagram, you know we have a new obsession with this gas station restaurant by our house called Cilantro Mexican Grill. It is INSANE. They have a carne asada that will rock your world. But the real star of the show around there is their Chili Lime Creamed Corn. I’ve been stealing it off of Thomas’ burrito bowl since we started ordering from them back when I was pregnant. It’s addictive to say the least. So… I made it myself so I can have a constant supply when the mood strikes.
So we’ve all have the traditional creamed corn and we’re probably all obsessed. But add to that a dash of spice and a hint of lime and it’s next level. It’s great as a stand alone side dish that can be served along chicken or steak. OR it’s fantastic folded into a bowl, stuffed into a quesadilla, etc. It’s an excellent way to use all that incredible corn this time of the year…
A few ways to use Chili Lime Creamed Corn:
Chili Lime Creamed Corn
- 6 ears white or yellow corn, shucked and kernels sliced from the cob
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- Kosher salt
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon chili powder, plus more for garnish
- small handful of fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the corn and lime juice into the pan and season with salt, stir to combine. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for roughly 10-12 minutes. In the last minute, add the garlic.
Stir in the heavy cream, chili powder, parmesan, and lime zest. Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes, until the cream is absorbed by the corn. Add salt to taste and stir in the herbs and extra chili powder for garnish. Serve.