Saturday, June 14, 2008
Center Stage Side Dish
Most people think first of the entrée when planning a meal, but a good side dish can make or break a meal. And really, BBQ, although tasty, usually is not all that visually exciting. Here is a super simple side dish idea that is sure to please the masses. The great thing about it, is that a few ears of corn will feed a lot of people. Let me know what you think.
P.S. That Banana Cream Pie recipe will be up in the next couple of days, so keep your eye out for it!
CORN WHEELS, GREEN BEANS, AND ROASTED RED PEPPERS IN CILANTRO LIME BUTTER
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Lb green beans
2 large red peppers, sliced
6 ears of corn, sliced into inch thick wheels
1 Tablespoon finely grated fresh lime zest
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
Mix together the corn, red pepper, and beans and toss in a small amount of olive oil. Arrange on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Cook shallot in butter stirring, until softened. Remove from heat and stir in lime zest, cilantro, and lime juice. Add beans, corn, red pepper, and salt and pepper – toss until covered with sauce.