Roasted Corn with Manchego and Lime
6 ears of sweet yellow corn, unhusked , or equivalent nibblets in winter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
freshly ground black pepper
1 jalapeño, seeded, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
1 cup finely grated Manchego cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced chives or green onions in winter
2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
YIELD: makes a side dish for 8
COURSE: Vegetables and Sides
- Preheat oven to 450°. Roast unhusked corn on a baking sheet, turning occasionally, until heated through and crisp-tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool. Shuck corn and cut kernels from cobs. Discard cobs.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add corn kernels and sauté until heated through and light-golden in spots, 3-5 minutes. Add butter; stir until melted.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer corn to a large wide bowl or deep platter; sprinkle jalapeño and crushed red pepper flakes over. Squeeze lime wedges over; sprinkle with cheese, chives, and lime zest.