Creamed corn goes tropical with coconut milk, cilantro and lime juice. We love this with the kick of crushed red pepper, but it's great without it if you don't enjoy spicy food. Try it with garlic-rubbed grilled flank steak and a vinegary Asian slaw. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine corn kernels, coconut milk and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then adjust the heat to maintain an active simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the coconut milk has evaporated, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro, lime juice and crushed red pepper, if using.

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Tips

Tip: To remove kernels, stand a cob on its stem end in a bowl and slice them off with a sharp, thin-bladed knife.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; 5.5 g total fat; 177 mg sodium. 22.7 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2014
I made this for a crowd on the fourth and it was the best dish. A caterer was in the mixed and she went back for seconds. This dish will go with anything. I served it with Chinese 5 Spice Chicken potato salad watermelon salad with feta mint and a balsamic glaze. It's very versatile Pros: Quick and easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2013
The best creamed corn--and healthy When I think creamed corn I think of that sloppy mess in a can we had to eat as kids (as another reviewer noted ugh. The use of coconut milk brings great flavor and a healthy component. That squeeze of lime is the perfect finish. I always make more than I think I will need because everyone wants more than they originally serve themselves. Pros: easy healthy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2012
Looks like a winner. I'm in the process of making this as part of my thanksgiving dinner. I just wanted to share that some may find it easier to remove the corn from the cob using a bread knife rather than a non-serrated knife (I felt I had more traction this way.) Pros: Vegan! Cons: Breaks from tradition but in a good way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Easy and wonderful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious! Everyone was surprised by this dish. The initial reaction was "Ugh! Creamed Corn." Then folks started tasting it and I ended up wishing I had made more. A great twist and so easy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is SO good and SO easy! I just use frozen corn a can of Lite coconut milk & bottled lime juice (don't judge!!! I'm sure it's better with fresh but sometimes you just don't have it!). IT'S DELISH! Even my semi-picky fiance is obsessed with it:) Def worth a try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Mmmm! The other reviews are right...this is so easy to make and delicious. It has a lot of fresh flavor for so little effort. I added the crushed red pepper and it wasn't too spicy. The sweetness of the lime juice and the coconut milk cut any spiciness to just the right amount. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Fresh and Unique Taste I made this with canned corn and fresh lime juice in the middle of winter. It was such a delightful burst of flavor and felt really refreshing and yummy. Red pepper flakes added just the right zip to balance the sweet and tangy flavors. Pros: Easy Flexible Delicious Fast Read More