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Mexican food is as complex as any of the best cuisines in the world, such as those of India, Turkey, France, Italy and the Middle East. It is created mostly with ingredients found in Mexico as well as those brought over by the Spanish, with some new influences since then. Some of the main ingredients in Mexican food are very familiar to us all. They are things such as corn and chili peppers. Despite the introduction of wheat and rice to Mexico, the basic starch is still corn in almost all areas of the country. I came across these words said by a Mexican woman and got inspired, “Corn is so important because it allows us to live at peace. It’s our form of food security.”

Well, this is a very simple side dish that I created to compliment my carne asada feast. Even though it is very simple, you’re in for a deliciously good surprise. This sautéed corn is the absolute best and most amazing way to prepare corn! It's everyones new favorite side dish and I'm sure it will be yours all well.


  • 1 pack frozen corn kernels

  • 2 tblspns ghee or clarified butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground red pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Thaw the corn for a few minutes before you begin to cook.

  2. Add ghee to the pan on medium heat.

  3. Once ghee begins to melt, add the frozen corn kernels to the pan. Sauté till cooked well, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add ground red pepper and salt, mix well.

  5. Add lime juice and mix well. *If you would like more lime, you can adjust to your taste.

*NOTE: If you do not have ghee or clarified butter, regular unsalted butter is perfectly fine!

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #EATDRINKPLAYLA. I'd love to see how yours turned out!

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