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May 12, 2007 10:13 PM

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.

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  1. 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

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    1. re: mojoeater

      Oh my gosh, this sounds phenomenal.

      Sour cream. Why didn't I think of that?

      1. re: coseboom

        Most things taste good with a little sour cream :)

    2. 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.

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      1. re: tiamarty

        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.

      2. i only eat fresh corn RAW...try it some day

        not only are the natural sugars not turned into don't have to heat up your kitchen during warm weather

        it's also quick (just husk and eat)

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        1. re: kleinfortlee

          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.

        2. I love the grilled corn from Cafe Habana:

          Also, when tomatoes come into season later in the summer this is my favorite: