Heat a medium sauté pan over a medium heat. Add a splash of olive oil and the minced shallot and cook until the shallot starts to take on some color, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the corn kernels, some salt and pepper, and the thyme and cook for 2 minutes, then toss in the butter; when it has melted, remove the corn from the heat and transfer to a bowl.8. And within that, is the core of what fuels the…