Lowering hypertension and preventing heart ailments are some of the many health benefits of this spicy corn recipe. In addition, the "burrito like" taste of this spicy corn side-dish is especially good with couscous. The main ingredient corn provides a rich source of vitamins A, B, E, along with necessary minerals including phosphorus and magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, copper and selenium. Magnesium is essential for maintaining a normal heart rate.
1 cup frozen corn
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
2 fresh green chilies
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 red chilies, crushed
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
Thaw frozen corn and set aside. Place the ground cumin, garlic, ground coriander, salt, 1 fresh green chili, and the onion in a mortar of a food processor and grind to form a smooth paste.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and spice mixture to the pan and fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 5-7 minutes Add the crushed red chilies to the mixture in the skillet and stir to combine.
Add the corn to the skillet and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
Add the remaining green chili, lemon juice, and the fresh cilantro leaves to the skillet, stirring to combine.
Transfer the spice corn mixture to a warmed serving dish. garnish with extra parsley.
Makes 2 servings - double recipe if desired.
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