Braised corn with chanterelles

SUPERB: Braising in nut oil intensifies the flavor of chanterelles and corn. (Eric Boyd / Los Angeles Times)

 

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

4 ounces chanterelles

1 tablespoon pistachio, hazelnut or walnut oil

2 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from 3 small ears)

3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Using a mushroom brush or a soft toothbrush, gently wipe any dirt off the chanterelles. If they are large, thinly slice the stems crosswise and the caps lengthwise. If they are small, just thinly slice the entire mushroom.

2. Heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the chanterelles and corn and stir in the salt with a rubber spatula. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the corn and mushrooms are well coated. Stir in one-quarter cup water and cover the pan.

3. Cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the corn is tender. Uncover the pan and cook until almost all the liquid is evaporated. Season with pepper and serve.

Each serving: 103 calories; 3 grams protein; 16 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 5 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 313 mg. sodium.