Sunday, July 10, 2011

Two Easy Summer Side Dishes

Summertime means a lot of quick meals on the grill; simple marinated fish, chicken breast, or steak.  If you're looking for something a little different to serve along side, I've got the answer - this is a great way to get some of those fantastic summer veggies onto your family's plate!

The first recipe if for -

Fried Corn and Green Tomatoes

Green tomatoes aren't just for breading. 
Try them sautéed with corn in this savory side dish.

For every two servings you will need -

1 large ear of Fresh Corn-on-the-Cob
1 small Green Tomato, diced
1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme
2 teaspoons Light Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Butter
Sea Salt, to taste
Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste

Cut corn from cob, including the "milk" of the corn, which is the milky white substance on the cob.

Chop green tomato and stem thyme. 

Add olive oil to nonstick skillet and preheat.

Add corn to oil skillet.  Reduce heat to medium.  Cook for three minutes. 

Add tomatoes and cook for two minutes.

Add thyme and butter.  Cook for one minute.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

The second dish I have for you tonight is -

Mexican Summer Squash

Mexican Summer Squash

1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Butter
4 Yellow Squash, sliced
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Mild Chili Powder
Sea Salt, to taste
Chopped Fresh Cilantro

Add squash and cook for three minutes. 

Add spices and salt and cook for one more minute.
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