Fiesta Corn

Fiesta Corn is delicious.  I always serve it when I make tacos or fajitas or anything with a Mexican flavor.  It’s an easy side dish and could easily go with any main course though.  I originally got the recipe from here, but modified it to suit our family’s taste buds.  The source recipe is too spicy for my kids.



  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small red onion, diced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 small pepper, diced (green, red, orange)
  • 4 1/2 cups of corn (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil (julienne) or Italian parsley (minced) or chives (minced)


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan.  Heat to medium heat and melt the butter.
  2. Once the butter is melted, add the red onion.  Saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the green/red/orange (you choose) pepper and saute for 2 more minutes, just to soften.  I used green pepper this time, but a red pepper or orange pepper will work well too.   I wouldn’t use a yellow pepper, because the corn is yellow and that’s a ton o’ yellow in a bowl.  Unless… yellow is your favorite color, then by all means use a yellow pepper.  The type of pepper changes the flavor slightly and all are a good choice.  Use whatever you have in the ‘frig.  
  4. Then add the corn.  Because it’s winter, I use frozen corn.  I just throw it in – frozen and stir.  During the summer when corn is fresh, I’ll take the corn off the cob until I have 4 1/2 cups and add that to the pan.  Unless…I’m short on time, because we’ve been at the pool all day and because who wants to cook a lot when it’s summertime, then I go to frozen corn again.  It works.
  5. Add 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper and stir occasionally for about 5 minutes.  Simple.
  6. In the summer, I zip out to the garden and I might add fresh basil, chives or parsley.  Julienne the basil or mince the chives or parsley.  Take the corn off the heat and add the herb.  I didn’t have any in the refrigerator from the grocery store, so I didn’t add it to the recipe this time.  I hear my sister asking “Can I use dried herbs instead?”  No way Jose.  Don’t do it.  Don’t use dried herbs in this recipe.  Yuk.  It’s not the same and you don’t need it.
  7. Get a big serving spoon and dish it up.  Delish!  Ole!

One thought on “Fiesta Corn

  1. I am scrolling through your blogs (up to fiesta corn). It’s kind of fun to just noodle and hear from you… I figured out who Mr. Rosey is…. I could tell you kind of like him… It’s fun to have something that works!@#$%!!.

    Do your postings having a half life, or do they just continue going? Are you archiving them? It’s kind of fun to noodle along and to see how you are doing. But I am procrastinating and have to get back to work balancing our check book….I have to get up bright and early tomorrow morning to make myself available for being on a jury…mixed feelings, and I hope I don’t get stuck on a murder case!!!

    I have to be there at 8:30 a.m. and stay until 5 p.m. Stay tuned.

    Love to you, Peter, Madeline and Charlotte!


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