Getting Ready For Corn Season

CornI adore corn season and can’t wait to get my hand on my first ears this summer.

Here are the things I plan to make with corn this summer. What do you all plan to make? What are your favourite corn dishes?

1. Add fresh corn to my favourite gazpacho recipe.

2. Add fresh corn to guacamole.

I usually prepare corn one of two ways:

Boiling Corn:

Shuck the ears of corn and remove all the silk. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook for 7 minutes. Start timing the cooking AFTER the water has returned to a boil. Remove from pot with a pair of tongs and serve hot with lots of butter.

Grilling Corn:

Remove silk from the tips of corn. Fill a large pot or sink basin with cool water and soak corn for 20-30 minutes. Heat a grill to medium flame. Remove the corn from the water and shake the excess water off, but don’t dry it with a towel. Place wet corn on the grill and turn it occasionally for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pull off husks and serve hot with lots of butter.