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It’s hard to escape fresh sweet corn in the summer, especially in the Midwest. Although, I honestly don’t know why you’d want to. Crisp, refreshing and perfectly sweet, I’m trying to enjoy as much as I can before the season turns.
Last week, BL reminded me that fresh corn was indeed his favorite vegetable and could I please make an effort to pick up some every time I’m at the store. What’s that saying? You can take the boy out of Wisconsin, but BL has quickly turned to his midwestern roots now that we are in St. Louis.
While I’m a stickler for organic soy to reduce intake of GMO’s, I tend to let it slide when picking out fresh corn. I don’t know why my brain makes this pardon, but it does. However, it is possible to find organic and therefore GMO-free corn, though it sometimes takes a special effort. Occasionally the stores around here will feature some and when they do, I stock up. No such thing as too much corn, I say.
This recipe came out of a desire for pasta and to please BL’s corn-loving palate. To this day, one of my favorite recipes is still my zucchini & corn gnocchi that I feature in my cookbook, and the sauce is a rift on that.
Fresh kernels sauteed in a bit of butter along with spicy peppers and shallots. The corn almost melts into the butter, creating a creamy sauce that’s perfect for tossing with fresh pasta.
I call for fresh pasta here and I think it really makes the dish. While dried pasta is less expensive and easier to find, there’s something really delicate and lovely about subbing in fresh pasta every now and then. You can typically find it in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, near the produce or deli. Or, if you’re lucky enough, stumble into an Italian deli or speciality grocery store for their house-made pasta.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
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