The Opinionated Foodie: The Love (or Not) of Food and Everything That Goes with It

The Buttah Experiment-Garlic Butter
July 18, 2011, 1:42 am
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I love Tastefully Simple’s Italian Garlic Bread Seasoning. It makes wonderful garlic toast. However, I would caution you about eating it if you are friends with vampires or if you are the only person in your group eating it. It is gah-lick-e.

That being said, it was worth a try to have some in compound butter form on corn. Luckily, on the day I tried it on fresh corn, I was alone except for my kids, and no vampires (friends or otherwise) were within sight.

Beware of the Garlic Breath

I liked it a lot. The garlic/spicy flavor of the butter complemented the corn well. I can see using this in dishes with corn off the cob in the future. Yum.


Sweet Corn with Old Bay
July 10, 2011, 4:21 pm
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Sweet Corn with Old Bay

Corn #1-Old Bay Butter

The first butter I tried was the butter mixed with Old Bay seasoning. We use Old Bay in our shrimp boils and to season the corn and potatoes in the shrimp/seafood boils. Delish.

With just sweet corn from the garden, it was good as well. I think next time the ratio of butter to seasoning should be greater-maybe three tablespoons of butter to one of OB.

It looked terrible-like I had rolled it in red dirt. However, it tasted good. With a few adjustments, this will be even more worthy to accompany sweet corn.

July 10, 2011, 2:40 am
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The Stuff

One good thing about having a daddy that grows wonderful Southern sweet corn is that there is plenty of corn to go around. So, if you mess up an ear, it’s ok. You just go out and get some more.

That’s my philosophy behind this next project.

I have taken four sets of ingredients to make four different types of butter for corn.

From Left to Right: Old Bay, Italian, Cinnamon, and Lime and Cilantro

Each bowl has two tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of seasoning. The first seasoning is Old Bay, the seafood seasoning. This makes the best corn in shrimp boils.

The second is Tastefully Simple Italian Garlic Bread Seasoning. It is yum in butter on toast. I’m ready to try it on corn.

The third butter is the weirdest. It is cinnamon butter. It makes good toast, right?

The last, lime juice and cilantro. I used dried cilantro for lack of anything better. The lime juice didn’t mix well, but it was still okay looking.

I’ll try each one and post how it goes. If it’s good, that’s great. A new way to eat what we have plenty of. Well, for a while at least.

If it’s bad? Oh well. There’s plenty more where that came from.

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