From the article: How to Cook Corn
Boiled, steamed, grilled... there are lots of ways to cook sweet and delicious corn. On the cob or off? In pancakes? Turned into souffles? Share your favorite way to cook, serve, or eat sweet corn (and get ideas from other readers). Share Your Favorite!
Microwave in the husk!
- Microwave unshucked (in the husk) ears of corn for about 4 minutes. Cut off the stem end of each ear and pull off the husks. Shake out each ear, the silk should fall free.
- —Guest Donnie
Faves on and off the cob
- For corn on the cob, I love it fresh off the grill with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of chile powder. For boiled corn, it's hard to beat the plain old favorite, cutting the kernels off the cob and just tossing with some melted butter, it is so delish it seems like a decadent treat!
off the cob, 3 ways
- There's nothing new about this idea, but one of my favorites (on the rare occasions I'm tired of corn on the cob) is old-fashioned creamed corn: just saute the corn in a little butter and pour in some cream. I like to add a little cayenne or some fresh herbs, along with a scattering of crunchy sea salt. I also like to use kernels in a simple pasta sauce with cherry tomatoes, bacon, and fresh basil or parsley or arugula leaves. Another summer staple around here is corn and black bean salad with lots of lime and avocado--either with raw corn or, if I do not feel too lazy (though in summer I usually do feel too lazy), with corn grilled as described in the article. Those lightly charred kernels add a great nutty edge.
- —Guest Kate
In the Buff
- Buy fresh corn at market (arrive early!). Shuck it on the spot and eat it immediately! (In other words, eat it raw, straight off the cob.)
- —Guest esmelomo