A fresh basil plant
Fresh Basil Brings Out The Best In Sweet Corn For Summer Meals
Basil is the queen of summer herbs, and pairs perfectly with sweet corn, another summer staple. The bright-tasting herb adds flavor to the simple and starchy kernels.
You can make a fantastic meal out of this combo by grilling or steaming corn, then cutting the kernels off by scraping the cob with the flat end of a knife.
Mix the juicy corn with fresh basil, scallions, butter, orecchiette pasta, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and grated Parmesan for a dish that's summery beyond description.
You can also make a basil-infused butter for topping grilled corn by combining fresh basil, salt, peeled garlic, black pepper, and butter in a food processor.