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Tequila Cream Corn

  • SERVINGS: about 2 cups


  1. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  2. 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  3. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  4. 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  5. 1/2 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  6. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  7. 2 tablespoons tequila
  8. 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
  9. 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  10. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  11. Kosher salt
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring until softened, about 1 minute. Add the corn and red pepper and cook over moderately high heat just until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the cream and tequila and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Just before serving, reheat the corn and stir in the scallions, cilantro and lime juice; season with salt.
Make Ahead
The corn can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours.