Applewood smoked bacon combined with corn and green onions gives you just the twist you need to make a simple dish extra delicious.
It’s about this time of year when everyone is tired of comfort food and looking for fresh and light. While we’re waitng for those delicious Spring veggies to arrive you can brighten up some simple frozen corn with this recipe. The kids will love the addition of bacon!
I went to a butcher shop to purchase just a few slices of applewood smoked bacon for this because I wanted a good quality to ensure there was not a lot of fat in the pan when I added the corn for a quick saute. It’s that simple!
You definitely want to go organic and check for GMO labeling when buying corn or any corn-containing products — since aside from having other problems, GMO corn doesn’t contain the same level of beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Organic corn is a vitamin C and magnesium rich-food and contains certain B vitamins and potassium. It also supplies a good dose of two antioxidants linked to eye and skin health called zeaxanthin and lutein. (source)
I found this recipe on Martha Stewart and when I originally decided to do it I was unsure of how it would taste but I gobbled this thing up the minute I finished shooting it! The addition of a wee bit of crushed red pepper flakes guaranteed that I will be making this again very soon. Cheers!
Sauteed Corn, Bacon and Green OnionsPrint Recipe
- 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch strips I used good quality applewood smoked bacon)
- 4 cups corn kernels
- Coarse salt and ground black pepper
- Pinch of red-pepper flakes
- 2 to 3 scallions, (green onions) sliced
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until browned, 4 to 6 minutes.
Add corn kernels; season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring often, until corn is tender, 5 to 8 minutes.
Stir in scallions. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Martha Stewart