Sesame Corn and Basil Saute

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds

3 tablespoons unsalted butter 

1 clove garlic, minced 

6 ears fresh corn, shucked and kernels cut off the cobs (about 4 cups) 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

Freshly ground black pepper 

2 tablespoons fresh basil chiffonade 


  1. Lightly toast the sesame seeds in a large skillet over medium heat, taking care not to burn them, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and reserve.
  2. Return the skillet to medium heat and add the butter and garlic. Saute the garlic as the butter melts, about 2 minutes. Add the corn, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the corn is just tender and warmed through, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the sesame seeds and half the basil and mix until combined. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining basil.