Fresh corn is cooked, then slathered with mayo or crema, topped with cotija cheese , and dusted with chili powder .
Using Olive Oil Instead of Butter Instead , the topping is a mixture of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice. If you put it on hot cobs of corn , the Parmesan melts and clings while the olive oil and lemon dribble down the cob and possibly down your chin too. It’s seriously delicious.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season heavily with Old Bay Seasoning. Boil husked ears of corn until tender, about 5 minutes. Serve with butter and an additional sprinkle of Old Bay.
Other seasoning possibilities include : A tablespoonful of olive oil and half a teaspoon each of smoked paprika and pepper, added to a 15 ounce can of corn . Two tablespoons of butter, a half teaspoon of dried basil and a pinch of red pepper flakes added to a 15 ounce can of corn .
6 Ways to Dress Up Corn on the Cob Sweet and spicy. Blend butter with honey and cayenne and spread it on the corn before grilling it (with the husks pulled back on) until it’s tender. Parmesan butter. Up the umami quotient of corn by basting it with a garlicky Parmesan butter as it grills (husks off). Seasoning salts. Roasted garlic. Mayonnaise .
To make corn on the cob ahead of time , just boil shucked corn for 5-6 minutes, drain well, place on a piece of aluminum foil with butter and salt, wrap up and place in a slow cooker for 2-4 hours. It does taste best if eaten within 2-3 hours.
Meals That Pair With Corn on the Cob Fish. Give your dinner taste of land and sea by serving grilled tilapia or trout with your corn on the cob. Chicken . Chicken goes perfectly with corn on the cob because the chewy and crunchy textures play well off each other. Beef. Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob.
The Easiest Way to Butter Corn on the Cob for a Party #1: Fill a wide-mouth half-gallon jar with 5 cups of hot water. #2: Add 1 pound of melted butter . #3: Let’s your guests dip their own ears of cob into the jar. #4: Your corn on the cob is fully buttered and ready to eat!
Do not add salt . Once water is boiling , add corn . Cover and boil for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, still covered, for 2-3 more minutes.
Boiling corn in milk gives it a sweet flavor; adding sugar brings out even more sweetness.
Tuck blah kernels into a cookout-ready salad with cubes of salty grilled halloumi. Or cook some subpar ears down with cream and chiles. And you’ll never go wrong adding a little Mexican cheese like cotija or queso fresco to a corn salad.