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I’m pretty sure this corn and cilantro fettuccine was my favorite summer discovery this year. Side note: is it too late to be posting corn recipes? Too summery? Have we moved on to pumpkins already? Am I breaking some food blogger code here?
Whatever. This is too good not to share with you.
Also, I’m finally back in New York! I had the most amazing time in Oregon over the last few months – and I can’t WAIT to show you all the pictures – but it feels nice to be home again and back in my own bed/kitchen/office/grocery store. It also kind of feels a LITTLE TINY BIT nice to be transitioning into crisp New York fall weather so I have an excuse to break out my cozy sweaters and start going soup-crazy again. (Can you guys please remind me I said this in three months when I’m whining about snow 24/7? Actually, you know what – don’t remind me). This pasta is the perfect summer-to-fall transition – a good excuse to use up the last of that sweet corn you’ve been hoarding but still a warm, rich bowl of cheesy, creamy, carb-y comfort food. ❤️
I will tell you right now that the key to making this pasta magical is PROPER SEASONING. Don’t skimp on the salt and pepper here – and especially be sure to salt your pasta water, because I promise you it makes all the difference. You can also always mix up the recipe by adding some protein (chicken! shrimp! chorizo!) or other veggies (broccoli! mushrooms! tomatoes even though those are technically a fruit!). PS – it’s ready in just 30 minutes! [Read more…]