First corn of the season! [moved from General Chowhounding Topics]
I am so happy to see corn in the market again! Even though I love it so much, I always seem to make it the same way.
Here is my recipe for Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter.
Please share your favorites!
At my local farmer's market today I had something similar. I watched as she cut the corn off the cob, threw it in a sautee pan until slightly browned. Then she put in some sour cream, fresh cilantro, a little cayenne. Said she was inspired by the street food in Mexico where they slather the cob with mayo and cilantro
this sounds fantastic. I love corn - am gonna give this a try. Mojoeater's experience sounds delicious too.
I'm sure many of you out there have done this but it's one of my childhood favorites: Take a steamed (or boiled but not for very long) corn on the cob, slather it with butter, then squeeze lemon juice on it, salt to taste (and maybe just a pinch of paprika if in the mood) and dig in - it has to be on the cob though because as you eat away at the kernels, you continue putting lemon and salt (not much) then you have the cob -- which has soaked up the juices...heaven. This is a fond childhood summer food...we'd have this on our beach picnics.
There is this man here where I live that grows his corn and sells it at a fruit stand
along the side of the road. his corn is so sweet, that people from as far as 30-40
miles come there to buy his corn,he won`t tell you what variety it is except it is
a hybrid. people have learned to buy it by the crate instead of the dozen, because
this guy runs out everyday. It is so sweet that I have seen people eat 4-5 ears
at one time, you don`t have have a whole lot of things to doctor this up, just butter
and salt. I sure would like to find out what variety it is.
I remember heading off on a camping trip with my cousins. We bought a dozen ears of corn from this guy on the side of the road to fix for dinner that night. Before we had gone a dozen miles down the road we had to turn around and go back for more because between the four of us we had eaten the dozen ears.... raw. Best corn I ever had - not more than an hour off the stalk.
I love the grilled corn from Cafe Habana: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chile-spiked-grilled-corn-rolled-in-cotija-cheese
Also, when tomatoes come into season later in the summer this is my favorite: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/ne...