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Recipe Roundup: Best of Corn

By Kate Rowe, July 2, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Rowe
Oh, it just doesn’t get much better than fresh, sweet summer corn. Some swear by eating corn straight from the cob and others find amazingly tasty ways to dress it up. Whatever you choose, there’s no need to break into a sweat over it—corn is super easy to prepare. You can cut the kernels off the cob and add to salads, chilled soups or salsas for a sweet crunch. Or you can boil the cobs for a minute or two until the kernels are tender. To test, pierce a kernel with a knife or fork to see if it’s ready. Grilling is also an option. Throw shucked cobs on the grill, or leave them in their husks, and cook until kernels are tender. Remember, plan to serve corn as soon as you can after you get it home — it’s sweetest when it’s freshest. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy corn. Tell us yours in the comments below!
Category: Food & Recipes




FairTrade says ...
Would that blue corn chips were more readily available in the UK!
07/02/2010 8:31:35 AM CDT
Margo says ...
I just can't get over how tantalizingly good that salmon looks!
07/02/2010 4:03:10 PM CDT
Georgia says ...
Aaah grilled fresh corn...nothing says summer quite like it (and the little strings that always get stuck in your teeth :)
07/02/2010 6:11:51 PM CDT
Cooking4carnivores says ...
I love a grilled corn and green tomato salad - http://www.cooking4carnivores.com/2009/07/you-say-tomayto-i-say-tamahto.html
07/07/2010 2:13:04 PM CDT
KateNonymous says ...
Corn, black beans, and shrimp in a vinaigrette.
07/07/2010 2:43:27 PM CDT
Fabu says ...
I just made a dish of Corn, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Scallions, and Grade 'A' Vermont Maple Syrup with a Dried Chipotle Pepper for Smokiness. Kind of a succotash.
07/07/2010 3:37:52 PM CDT
Liz says ...
I enjoyed sweet corn on the cob during the winter months because I froze fresh cut corn that I bought in the early fall. I cleaned them up and froze them right away. Delicious!
07/07/2010 4:05:09 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
I love them on the grill, with the husks left on. It works well, as long As you remember to soak them for about an hour first! If I am boiling it, then I like to add a half stick/1/4 cup of butter, a tablespoon of sugar(or 2), and about a cup of whole milk. It makes even the horsiest of corn, taste delicious!!!!!!!
07/07/2010 5:31:47 PM CDT
Pat Brannon says ...
I use leftover corn on the cob to make a sauce for pasta. Cut kernels from cob and pulse in a food processor with cream or half and half, parsley, salt and pepper. Toss with a small amount of smoked ham cut into thin strips, a bit of butter and hot pasta.
07/07/2010 6:10:40 PM CDT
Ilene Kratka says ...
I love corn anyway it's prepared as long as it's not overcooked. But now each time I eat corn, I'm wondering if there really is still something called "organic corn" grown in our country. I know Monsanto has invaded Maui and has wiped out much of the papaya crops. They have fields of"experimental crops" of corn here too. Are there any corn fields here that are not GMO contaminated? I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to know this. Thanks for any reasearch you moght do on this. Aloha, Ilene
07/09/2010 3:08:54 AM CDT
Kathe Mayer says ...
Left over roasted corn is great added to cornmeal muffins or bread and my favorite, adding it to cornmeal pancakes.
07/09/2010 8:34:11 AM CDT
Belinda says ...
I love to eat it right off the cob, with lots of butter and salt and pepper.
07/18/2010 11:31:06 AM CDT