Cooking and Seasoning Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cobCorn Rubs

Cheese & Mint rub for Corn on the Cob:

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 3 TB unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lemon, zest of
  • 3 TB chopped mint
  • 2 1/2 tsp chopped thyme
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
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Parmesan Cheese Butter:

  • 1 ⁄4 C parmesan cheese
  • 1 TB mayonnaise
  • 4 TB butter
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp - cayenne pepper
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp - garlic powder Salt & Pepper to taste
  • All by itself---Try rubbing cooked corn cobs with fresh limes & sprinkling with salt!

Pan Seared Corn on the Cob

Ingredients:

  • 3 TB water
  • 1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TB chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Combine water and vinegar in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a 10- to 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add corn and cook, turning occasionally, until browned in spots, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add butter and garlic and cook, stirring constantly until fragrant but garlic is not browned, 10 to 20 seconds.
  5. Carefully pour in water and vinegar mixture (it will bubble vigorously).
  6. Immediately cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook, occasionally shaking the pan gently, until the corn is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat; sprinkle with parsley, salt, and turn to coat. Serve corn with garlic and parsley sauce spooned over each cob.

Mexican Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob Oven 

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons (unsalted) butter
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 cup grated cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 2 limes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Place corn, in its husks, directly on the oven rack.
  3. Roast until tender and cooked through (about 40-45 minutes. 
  4. Peel down the husks.
  5. Rub each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon butter.
  6. Serve immediately, sprinkled with chili powder, cotija, cilantro and lime juice.

(For more information on various ways to cook the corn, please see PDF)

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