Summer Corn

Summer Corn

A fresh, flavorful side dish to accompany a New York Strip or a grilled burger. A family-favorite!

Recipe Credits

Smith & Wollensky
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes


  • Ancho Chili Butter
  • 1 1/2 ounces ancho chiles, stemmed, seeded, deveined
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic puree about 1 garlic bulb, roasted and mashed
  • 1 pound butter, unsalted, softened
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 each limes, fresh, zested
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Creamy Corn Mix
  • 1 small red bell pepper, roasted, small dice
  • 1 quart roasted corn kernels cut off cob or oven-roasted thawed whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, small dice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces Manchego cheese, shaved
  • 1 teaspoon green onion, chopped


Ancho Chili Butter
  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil; add dried chiles and simmer over low heat until softened. Drain water and discard.
  2. Combine softened ancho chiles and garlic in food processor bowl fitted with a steel blade and puree until smooth.
  3. Add Plugrá Butter, cilantro, green onions, lime zest, lime juice and kosher salt and pulse until mixture is completely blended.
  4. Transfer ancho chili butter to plastic wrap; form into a log shape and chill.
Creamy Corn Mix
  1. Combine roasted red pepper, corn, green onion, red onion, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in large saucepan and toss to blend.
  2. Add heavy cream and shaved Manchego cheese: simmer over low heat until cream is reduced by half.
  3. Add 8 tablespoons ancho chili butter and stir until blended.
  4. Garnish with 1 teaspoon chopped green onions and serve.


Preparing the Summer Corn
  • Frozen corn is a great option for this dish. Its bright color and wonderful flavor can be preserved with a simple pan roasting. Choose either fresh or frozen...canned corn won't have the same result.
  • You'll notice you're making a rather large portion of butter with this recipe. Don't be tempted to cut it down. This flavored butter is great for so many different dishes…on steaks, vegetables, grilled chicken or even fish. Roll in plastic wrap and freeze it until you are ready to use it.

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