It's corn season in Georgia!! 🌽 I grew up in Northeast Ohio where corn is at its peak towards the middle to the end of the summer and it took me a long time to get used to corn season happening in early May. Quite honestly, the first couple of years that I lived in Georgia, I missed out on eating any of the fresh Georgia corn. I assumed that the corn that was in the bin at the produce stands in May had been shipped in from somewhere warm and tropical. Clearly - I'd never make it as a Georgia farmer.
Now that I KNOW that May is Georgia corn season - I take full advantage. I'm buying fresh Georgia corn everywhere that I see this month - produce stands, grocery stores, gas stations. I'm not kidding. There's actually a little produce stand attached to a nearby gas station with fresh, locally grown produce.
My latest corn creation is a scrumptious little side dish with a kick. This fresh corn dish pairs perfectly with halibut. If it's not corn season in your part of the world, save this recipe in your email inbox or make it with frozen corn if you have to.
Chile Lime Orange Roughy with Corn Saute
4 Orange Roughy filets
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon canola oil
2 2/3 cups fresh corn
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon cilantro, chopped
Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro. Serve with fish.
While there's an abundance of fresh corn available this month, there seems to be a shortage of fresh fish in my little town. There are a couple of stores that sell fresh seafood but I can't always depend on the selection. This recipe was originally intended to be prepared with halibut but since there was no halibut to be found, I opted for the freshest fish that I could find in the seafood case. Orange Roughy turned out to be a perfect substitute. If you try this was another type of fish - send me a comment - I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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