Gather in-season corn, tomatoes, and fresh basil at your local farmers market to make this simply delicious side dish.
FRESH CORN, TOMATO & BASIL SAUTE
5 ears fresh yellow corn
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- Remove the husks and silk from the corn.
- Holding the corn cob straight up in a bowl, slice the corn kernels from the cob with a sharp knife, letting the kernels and the juice from the corn fall into the bowl. I like to use a serrated knife to make quick work of this.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add the corn kernels. Saute the corn, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes until tomatoes soften and corn is crisp-tender. Stir in the salt and basil.