In an effort to find new, healthy recipes, I picked up a copy of Weight Watchers Ultimate Classics recipe book over the weekend. I spent some time paging through it and there's about 10 recipes I want to try right off the bat and I'm sure there will be more.
I tried the first recipe last night and it's so yummy and a great summer side dish so I wanted to share.
Fresh Corn Sauté
1 applewood-smoked bacon slice
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon slice from pan; crumble.
2. Add onion and bell pepper to drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes. Add corn and next 3 ingredients; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in crumbled bacon. Yield: 4 servings (serving size 1/2 cup)
Per serving: CAL 104; FAT 3.5g; PRO 3.4g; CARB 17.5g; FIB 2.8g; CHOL 3.3mg; IRON 0.6mg; SOD 184 mg; CALC 16 mg
Notes: I made this with a regular bacon slice since I didn't have applewood-smoked. I do not own non-stick pans (I hate 'em) so I used my regular skillet with no extra grease but what was coming off the bacon. It worked fine. I used frozen corn instead of fresh and I just defrosted it by running under warm water before I used it. I used a vidalia for the onion and I used a bit more in the way of amounts than the recipe called for - it just worked out that way. I never measure herbs and spices so I tossed in until it looked good. The thyme/corn combination is out of this world and I really loved this recipe. So did Jamie!
There is a recipe in this book for a Double Chocolate Bundt Cake that I am dying to try out. If it comes out tasty, I'll include that one, too! :)
And now for the disclaimer: Weight Watchers doesn't even know me from Adam. I am not being compensated for this review or any other I make on this site. I bought the cookbook, tried the recipe, loved it, and posted about it. Absolutely no money exchanged hands for this review.