Can you believe that July 4th is just days away? Wow, it seems like spring just started, but here we are planning for the Independence Day celebration. And if you’re like many people, part of the planning includes deciding on yummy, crowd-pleasing recipes. To help tempt your taste buds and those of your fellow party goers, try this surprising take on a summer favorite – corn on the cob.
Borrowed from the EatingWell magazine, this July/August 2010 recipe takes the usual barbeque staple and ‘bumps’ it up a notch with lemon and garlic. Keep reading to see the simple ingredients for this easy corn on the cob recipe.
Lemon-Garlic Glazed Corn on the Cob
· 1 tablespoon butter
· 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
· 4 ears corn, husked
· 2 garlic cloves, minced
· 1/3 cup water
· 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed if possible)
· ¼ teaspoon salt
· ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, but not browned (about 1 minute). Add corn, water, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cover and cook, gently shaking the pan occasionally to turn the cobs (about 5 minutes). Uncover and continue cooking, turning the cobs occasionally, until all but a few tablespoons of liquid has evaporated (about 2 to 4 minutes more). Serve the delicious corn by pouring any leftover lemon-garlic pan sauce over the cobs.
Per serving: 149 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 45 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 281 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 162 mg sodium; 292 mg potassium. Carbohydrate Servings: 1½
What do you think? Ready to try this new recipe for corn? Bet you could probably play around with the recipe a little and substitute the lemon juice with some other ingredients like red pepper or lime juice to spice it up a bit.
Other Yummy July 4th Recipes
If you need a few other recipes for your July 4th celebration or picnic, here are few from some of my previous posts. The Corn and Black Bean Salsa is a favorite for my group and I make it every year for our July 4th Beach Bash.
If you make any of the recipes above, let me know how they turned out. Would love to know your thoughts or if you made the recipe differently so I can try it.
Do you have a favorite July 4th recipe you make every year? Share it with me!
Stay safe and be well this holiday!