Summer Sweet Corn Fettuccine

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one really great thing about living in China is the accessibility to all sorts of fresh produce. I’m within walking distance to a wet market with probably 20 stands of nothing but fresh fruits and vegetables. A lot like the farmers markets that take place on the weekends in the summer in the US – except that it’s every day all year long.  Even better are the prices. And the freebies – the girl at my favorite stand won’t let me leave without giving me something (usually green onions and cilantro) for free. 🙂 The corn has been especially delicious lately and it’s been made a lot of appearances at our dinner table.

This Summer Sweet Corn Fettuccine seemed like a perfect use for the corn cobs I came home with a few weekends ago. And I really did love it. I did make a few adjustments to the recipe. I initially was going to cut everything in half, but then the sauce didn’t seem like it would be enough for the pasta (even though I was using less pasta) so I added additional milk. So in the end I used less corn than the original recipe, but it honestly seemed like just enough, any more might have been *too* much. As always though, I’ll list the recipe as I made it and link to the original, so it’s your call!




  1. Mmm I do love this recipe too and your photos is one of the best I've seen for this recipe! I'm jealous of your ability to get such fresh (and cheap) produce every day. What a dream!

  2. This looks fantastic! I was looking for another meal to add to my menu for this week and this is perfect–can’t wait to try it!

  3. Looks delicious!! I'm glad you liked it. 🙂 I'm honestly shocked at the fresh produce you can get in China. Don't know why I thought it would be harder to come by.

    • Well, there are certain things that are harder to find, or that go by a different name so using my iphone translator can be no help at all. 🙂 But really, the Chinese love their vegetables and demand that they're fresh!

  4. This is one of my most favorite pasta recipes, your version looks fantastic.

  5. mmmm looks yummy!

  6. I rarely put corn in pasta dishes but it sounds great especially with a creamy sauce.

    • Oddly enough most of my life a was a very, very firm believer in “corn is not an ingredient.” Recently something changed and now I realize how very wrong I was. The sweet, crunchy pops are awesome with the creamy sauce!

  7. This looks amazing and fairly easy to make, so I'm really excited you posted this. I was just telling my husband that I'm so excited about your blog because if you can find ingredients to make these things in Suzhou, then I should be able to find them in Shanghai 🙂

    • I've been pleasantly surprised with how much I can find here. If anything, it will actually be even easier in Shanghai since there is an even bigger expat community!

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