Jun 29, 2019

Delicious Summertime Eats

Fresh Corn Off-The-Cob with 
Red Bell Pepper & Bratwurst

1 tablespoon butter
2 Johnsonville brand bratwurst (Brats}, peeled and crumbled into small pieces
2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
2 ears of fresh corn on the cob
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
a pinch salt, or to taste
a pinch ground cumin
a pinch of chili powder
3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas

Get yourself a large bowl. Place a multi-purpose rubber jar gripper pad under the bowl to keep it from slipping while your cut the corn off the cob (these are great to have in your kitchen, I mostly use them under cutting boards, available on line at Amazon). Then I use a serrated steak knife to cut the corn off the cob. First remove the outside leaves and silk from the corn and discard. Place the flat end of the corn in the center of the bowl. Holding the pointed tip of the corn, run the knife down the corn removing the kernels. Repeat this process until all of the corn kernels are removed. 

Now cut the red bell pepper into small pieces, see photo above.

In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat with the crumbled bratwurst. Cook the sausage pieces until almost done, about 7 minutes, then add the garlic, corn kernels, red bell pepper, peas, and lime juice; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes more. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in lime juice, salt, cumin and chili powder. Cook until heated through, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with my Iron Skillet Corn Bread.

Makes 2 servings.

Note: The bratwurst has salt in it so you don't want this dish too salty.

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