The summer season brings its fair share of fresh fruits and vegetables, including corn. Obviously, even though it is delicious eating it plain a few times, it is a bit boring to eat it the same way every time: with butter and salt. Here are 8 original and delicious ways to cook it and THE shucking corn technique with no effort. Once you’ve tried these recipes, you’ll want to eat corn for the rest of the summer.
1. Thai corn
Cook your corn with hoisin sauce, sesame oil, honey, soya sauce, lime juice and a bit of Sambal Oelek.
2. Chipotle pepper with cheese corn
Add some mayonnaise and chipotle pepper, lime and coriander and add some Asiago cheese on your cob.
3. Corn and bacon
Wrap some bacon around your corn. Wrap the cobs in aluminum paper and put them in the oven for 7 minutes.
4. How to cut a corn
Don’t worry anymore about burning yourself and avoid getting corn bits in your teeth, here is THE technique to help you easily eat this delicious dish!
5. Vary the toppings
Here are a few toppings ideas to try with your corn:
- Classic butter
- Hot pepper butter
- Sweet herbs butter
- Garlic butter, etc.
6. Festive version
Instead of serving the entire corn to your guests, cut the cobs in three pieces. It is prettier and easier to eat.
Here is a pretty way to serve your corn on the cob. Your guests will be impressed!
8. In a salad
You can use your leftover corn to create a delightful salad: Mix red onion cut in thin slices, watermelon pieces and cucumber pieces with the corn. That’s it!
9. How to shuck them:
- Put the cob in the microwave for 4 minutes without shucking it;
- Use oven mitts to remove the corn from the microwave and let it cool for 1 to 2 minutes;
- Cut the base of the corn;
- Hold the corn vertically on a cutting board and squeeze the leaves towards the top to get the corn out of its leaves.