Southwestern Corn and Hominy Saute (Ww Core)
photo by Nimz_
- Ready In:
- 2 medium poblano chiles
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon epazote or 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 (15 ounce) can hominy, drained
- 1 (10 ounce) bag frozen corn
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- Remove the frozen corn from the freezer to begin defrosting.
- To prepare the Poblano chiles, place them directly over gas flame on your stove. Allow the skin to char and blister before turning using long tongs (or well padded fingers). Once all sides are charred, about five minutes, toss the peppers in a resealable bag and close. Set aside about ten minutes to allow the heat to steam the chiles. Once cooled, peel and seed the peppers, and give them rough chop.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for two or three minutes until the onions are tender. Stir in the garlic, cumin and epazote/oregano and continue to cook another 30 seconds.
- Add in the corn and hominy, stirring occasionally, and cook for two minutes. Stir in the Poblanos and salt to taste. Cook an additional two or three minutes until the everything is heated through.
- Remove from heat and mix in the cilantro and lime juice.
- Serve with lime wedges.
Holy moly this is *great* stuff! The 2 of us came close to finishing off the entire thing in one sitting! I made pretty much as written, roasting my peppers under the broiler since I am quite lazy. I have never run across epazote so I used 1 1/2 tsp fresh oregano. The layers of flavor and texture are quite unique and the presentation is beautiful. Thanks for posting this recipe! I see this dish becoming a regular around my house.
We too love hominy and this was a very different way for us to prepare it. I did commit a terrible sin, though, and left out the poblanos. My kids just won't eat them. I'm sure they would have added another layer to this side dish but honestly, I loved it as is. For me, the lime juice makes this dish.
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