Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn – There’s something truly enchanting about the combination of smoky bacon and spicy jalapeño, especially when they come together in a dish, like Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn. This recipe brings together a fusion of flavors and creamy textures that have become a staple in my kitchen. It features delicious ingredients such as crispy bacon, fiery jalapeños, wholesome Horizon Whole Milk, and luscious Horizon Heavy Cream. When paired with corn it creates a balanced dish that truly tantalizes the taste buds.
I still vividly remember the first time I decided to whip up this recipe. It was for a family gathering where I wanted to try something new yet comforting. As the wonderful aroma of sizzling bacon filled the kitchen I couldn’t. Notice the glances from my husband and child. Their first bites were met with smiles and requests for seconds – it was a hit! Since then this dish has become our go-to choice for family dinners. Even during festive seasons.
What makes this Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn truly special?
The Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn is truly a masterpiece of flavors and textures that sets it apart from other dishes. The smoky richness of regular cut bacon pairs with the spicy kick of jalapeños creating a contrast on your palate. And let’s not forget about the creaminess added by Horizon Whole Milk and Heavy Cream – it adds a touch, to every bite. Its versatility really comes through making it a great accompaniment, to meals. The fact that it only takes 20 minutes to prepare is a real lifesaver for busy cooks. This dish not only satisfies cravings. Also adds a touch of gourmet elegance, to everyday dining.
What You Need To Make This Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn Recipe?
Bacon: We’re using regular-cut bacon here, not just for its incredible ability to crisp up, but also for the rich, smoky flavor it infuses into the dish. It’s like the lead singer of a band, setting the stage for a memorable performance.
Jalapeño: The jalapeño is the zing in this culinary concert. It’s the spark that adds a bit of excitement. Feel free to adjust the heat to your audience – more for the spice lovers, less for those who prefer a milder tune.
Flour: Just a sprinkle of flour, and you’re on your way to creating a thick, rich base. It’s like the bass player in the background, not always noticed but essential for harmony.
Horizon Whole Milk & Heavy Cream: Think of these as the backup singers that bring everything together. They add a luxurious creaminess that makes the dish truly comforting. It’s about quality here, and Horizon’s products never miss a note.
Frozen Corn: Frozen corn is the unsung hero. It’s always ready when you are, sweet and plump, bringing a balance to the bold flavors. If you’re feeling adventurous, swap it out for fresh corn during the summer for an even sweeter melody.
Sugar: Just a tablespoon, but it makes all the difference. It’s the finishing touch, like the last note of a song that lingers in your memory, balancing the saltiness and heat.
Salt & Pepper: These classic seasonings are like the drumbeat to your dish. They might be basic, but they’re essential, setting the pace and bringing all the flavors together in perfect rhythm.
Steps To Make Bacon Jalapeño Creamed Corn:
Step 1: Start by heating your skillet, a cast iron one over medium heat. Add the bacon to the skillet. Cook it until it reaches the perfect crispness. Once the bacon is cooked right introduce the jalapeño into the mix.
Step 2: When the bacon is done, sprinkle in some flour making sure to coat both the bacon and jalapeño. Watch as the flour turns golden and then gradually whisk in the milk. Add it slowly to avoid any lumps before moving on to adding cream.
Step 3: Now that you have a base stir in the corn and let it warm through while absorbing all those flavors. Finally season, with salt and pepper. Add a spoonful of sugar for some sweetness. Serve it warm. Enjoy watching it disappear from everyone’s plates!
When preparing the creamed corn, the secret, to achieving a lump-free sauce is about how you incorporate the dairy. Once you’ve added the flour to the bacon and jalapeño make sure it’s fully coated and lightly browned. This step is vital, for developing flavor. Then when you gradually add Horizon Whole Milk and Heavy Cream do little by while constantly whisking. This gradual process allows the flour to absorb the liquid evenly preventing any clumps and resulting in a velvety texture that’s rich and luxurious. Having patience during this stage truly pays off as it transforms your creamed corn into a creamy dish that is bound to impress.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use fresh corn instead of frozen?
Definitely! Using fresh corn will bring sweetness and crispness to the dish.
How can I make this dish vegetarian?
To make it vegetarian friendly you can omit the bacon. Instead, add a touch of smoked paprika to infuse that flavor.
Can I prepare this dish ahead of time?
Absolutely you can prepare it ahead of time. Simply reheat it when needed. However, it’s most enjoyable when served fresh.
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