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Clever Corn Recipes


One of the best summer sides is grilled corn on the cob—slightly sweet with a satisfying crunch, there’s nothing like it to spice up your summer barbecue or cookout. And while fresh corn on the cob is great as-is off the grill, or with just a little butter and salt, there are countless other ways that you can enjoy this
summer staple.

Start with fresh, in-season corn. Drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil, and throw it on the grill over medium heat, rotating occasionally. Let cook for 15-20 minutes, then remove from the grill and give one of these toppings a try.

Note: These recipes allow for 4-6 pieces of corn.


Parmesan cornonthecob_parmesan

Ingredients: 

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ½ tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Instructions:

  1. In a medium size bowl, combine butter, garlic, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  2. While corn is still hot, spread butter mixture onto the ear with a basting brush.
  3. Roll the corn in freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

 


Bacon-Cheddar cornonthecob_baconcheddar

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 5 strips cooked bacon, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Spread mayonnaise onto the corn.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the grated cheddar cheese with bacon.
  3. Roll the corn in the cheddar-bacon mixture. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.

 


Garlic Old Bay cornonthecob_oldbay

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, and Old Bay seasoning.
  2. Spread onto hot corn with a basting brush. Sprinkle with extra Old Bay seasoning, if desired.

Chipotle-Lime cornonthecob_chipotlelime

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1½ teaspoon lime zest, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Asiago cheese, grated

Instructions:

  1. Coat hot corn with the butter.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine the mayonnaise, adobo pepper, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and salt.
  3. Using a basting brush, spread mayonnaise mixture onto corn.
  4. Sprinkle corn with shredded Asiago cheese.

 


Caribbean cornonthecob_caribbean

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Paprika and grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Instructions:

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together minced garlic and salt.
  2. Whisk in dijon mustard, and then slowly add in the olive oil.
  3. Once thickened, add in lemon juice and parsley.
  4. Using a basting brush, cover the corn with 2 coats of the mixture, and then sprinkle with paprika and grated cheese.

Mexican cornonthecob_mexican

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ cup cotija cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes

Instructions:

  1. Using a basting brush, coat each ear with butter.
  2. Sprinkle on chili powder, cotija cheese, and cilantro.
  3. Drizzle with lime juice.

 


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For more fun and flavorful summer recipes, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/summer.