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Friday, June 15, 2012

Corn and Mushrooms with Cilantro

Blogger's Choice Swap is back!  And I was the lucky one in the draw to receive the organizer's blog, aka my friend Sarah's A Taste of Home Cooking.  

There was a lot to choose from, and I almost went with the delicious and well known  Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls with Spicy Ketchup.  There's no doubt I'll be trying them out soon.  Yum.

Instead, I went with a side that paired nicely with steak.  We loved this (it was a tad bit spicy for Frank, but he got over it)...even with frozen corn, it tasted fresh and delicious.

I can't wait to try this with fresh corn!  But like I said, don't be afraid to try it with frozen.  The freshness is definitely still there!  Such great flavors in this dish.

Thanks again for organizing the swap, Sarah...and a special thanks for this delicious side!

Corn and Mushrooms with Cilantro
from A Taste of Home Cooking

4 tablespoons butter, divided
12 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
3 cups frozen corn (or corn from 5 ears)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Heat 2 tablespoons butter over high heat in a large skillet.  Once butter melts and starts to brown, add mushrooms.  Saute until soft.

Reduce heat to medium high.  Add corn, remaining butter, cayenne pepper and paprika.  Stir, and continue cooking until corn softens, about 4-5 minutes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper, then remove from heat.  Add cilantro and serve.

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At June 15, 2012 at 9:06 AM , Anonymous Nicole, RD said...

This sounds so simple, yet so good. I LOVE cooked mushrooms and together with the sweet corn..mmm mmm MMMM!

At June 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Moviegirl03 said...

Sounds like an amazing side for a BBQ. Once we get settled in New Jersey this summer, I'll have to make this. I've never tried mushrooms and corn together, so it'll be a new flavor combination to try.

At June 17, 2012 at 6:31 AM , Blogger Joanne said...

What a delicious summer side dish!

At June 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

I'm always looking for new, exciting side dishes. This one sounds fantastic! Great pick for the swap!

At June 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Sarah - The Home Cook said...

So glad you liked it. This is one of our favorite side dishes. And with fresh corn it's going to be even more awesome. Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!


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