Sides are always my favorite. I can skip the meat and fill myself up with mashed potatos, spinach or whatever side is served at the table. Even though my family likes something more substantial, I often do find myself eating only sides for days on end. This is one of those sides that I make and eat all by myself for lunch. A warmed up salad if you may. It is simple, light and makes you feel like spring no matter what time of the year it is. At this moment I really need spring.
You need 1 zucchini, 1 leek, 1 lemon, 2 tbs butter, 1 cup frozen corn, 1/2 cup basil, 1/4 cup heavy cream.
Wash the leeks by cutting them in half and then washing them under running water. This way you can peel back the layers making sure you got all the dirt. Dry and slice.
Cut the ends of zucchini.
Cut in half, then again in half. Slice up.
Roll the basil into tight bundle
and slice it getting a nice chiffonade, oui oui…
melt the butter
saute leeks until softer and translucent
add zucchini and corn.
Cook until corn is soft about 3 min.
and lemon juice
That’s it. Are you ready to eat? Now lock the kids in their rooms or place them in front of the tv sit down at the dinner table and enjoy.