Shrimp Corn Stir-fry combines two of America’s favorite flavors in a perfect dish that is quick and colorful. Fresh corn is needed to make this dish – frozen or canned kernels turn mushy.

shrimp corn stir-fryPrep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Ready In: 30 min

Servings: 4

2 tbsp Butter
1 small Red Onion, chopped
3/4 lb medium Shrimp, shelled
Kernels cuts from 3 ears Fresh Sweet Corn, about 1½ cups
4 Scallions, green and white, chopped
2 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp grated Lemon Zest
Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
6 large Basil Leaves, cut into thin strips

Melt the butter in a deep medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the shrimp and corn, mixing occasionally until the shrimp turn pink and are cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in the scallions, lemon juice and zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Off the heat, mix in the basil. Divide the sauté among 4 plates and serve immediately. (Steamed brown rice makes a good accompaniment.)

Tips & Notes
If you like shrimp, as many do, it’s the best selling seafood in America – and love sweet summer corn, here is the perfect dish for a quick and colorful meal.
If you got carried away buying ears of fresh corn, this skillet stir-fry is also an ideal way to use any ears still around after a day or two, including those that have been cooked and are leftover.
Because this stir-fry features a few, clear flavors, you want to use the best ingredients possible. That is easy for the corn and other vegetables. Getting the shrimp at a reliable fish store, or the counter of a good supermarket helps, but most offer several kinds, as well as shrimp in several sizes. Which do you want?
First, there are hundreds of species of shrimp. White, pink, brown and black tiger shrimp all taste different. So do shrimp that come from China, Vietnam, Ecuador, Mexico or other places, which, even when they are the same color, may be different species.
To find out which you prefer, try boiling up a few of every kind you can get at one time. See which taste sweeter, milder, or faintly like iodine, and have a better texture.
Although you may find fresh shrimp, the vast majority are, or have been, frozen. (Truly fresh shrimp are usually worth any higher cost, as they taste sweeter and their texture is tender yet firm.) There also are now farmed organic shrimp, fed on organic meal.
Size, irrelevant to flavor, affects price. Using the smallest ones you are willing to clean, will keep the cost down and give more shrimp per serving. Clean the vein only if it is dark and gritty. Or use rock shrimp, which are always sold peeled and have no vein.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 209
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Carbohydrate: 16g
Protein: 19g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 141mg

Source: AICR

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