Getting Corny!

Forget the boil and butter method. Try these three simple ways to spice up your summer corn on the cob: Mexican, curried and honey butter.

 Corn on the cob: 3 ways

Corn on the cob is an end-of-summer staple but aren't you sick of the normal butter route? These three quick-and-easy variations will keep things interesting so you can enjoy all of that deliciously sweet end-of-season corn without getting bored.

1

Mexican style

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 ears corn, husked
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lime

Directions:

  1. Place corn in a large pot filled with water, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, let cook for an additional 3 minutes then remove corn from water and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
  2. Coat each ear of corn with the butter.
  3. Next, coat with the mayonnaise.
  4. Sprinkle the chili powder on next, then season with salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish with the cilantro and a squeeze of lime on each piece.
2

Honey butter

Ingredients:

  • 4 ears corn, husked
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place corn in a large pot filled with water, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, let cook for an additional 3 minutes then remove corn from water and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
  2. Coat each ear of corn with the butter.
  3. Drizzle the honey over the corn.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with the parsley.
3

Curried

Ingredients:

  • 4 ears corn, husked
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place corn in a large pot filled with water, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, let cook for an additional 3 minutes then remove corn from water and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
  2. Coat each ear of corn with the butter.
  3. Season the corn with the curry powder and salt and pepper to taste
  4. Finish with a squeeze of lime on each piece.

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