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Corn on the cob is one of the best vegetables for the summer. It is fresh, has a great flavor, and it takes no time to make. It is the ideal side item for a barbecue.
Summer time is a time for barbecues and although the meat is the main part of grilling, we can't forget the sides. One of the best side dishes to serve your family and friends is corn on the cob. It takes no time to cook and everyone is impressed with a platter of golden corn dripping with butter.
Summer corn on the cob is always tasty, sweet, and juicy. No getting around, it it is definitely the time to pick up some ears to enjoy. They come in yellow, white, or mixed colored corn, so you have choices. Pick your favorite or just mix them up.
Corn on the cob can be cooked in a variety of ways. A few of them are boiled, steamed, or grilled on the barbecue. They are all delicious and a must for the summer.
Corn on the Cob ingredients:
- Corn on the cob
Steaming the corn:
Steam the corn on the cob in a pan with a steamer pan and a little bit of water. Put the corn in a steamer basket when the water begins to steam. Cover with a lid and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes or till your desired doneness; this is a preference.
Grilling the Corn:
This starts out like the steamed corn; just steam the corn on the cob in a pan with a steamer pan and a little bit of water. Then, put the corn in the steamer basket when the water begins to steam. Cover with a lid and set the timer for about 5 to 6 minutes; again a preference.
Take the corn out of the pan and grill on direct heat at medium temperature. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes or until you get a nice char on the corn.
Boiling the corn:
Put a large pot of water on the stove, then use a vegetable brush to scrub off the silk fibers on the ears of corn. When the water is boiling, pop the corn into the water and cook for about 8 minutes or until the tenderness that you like. Take them out of the water and serve.Print
Summer corn on the cob
Nothing better than an ear of corn at a summer barbecue
- Corn on the cob
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the corn on the cob.
- Boil for about 8 minutes; you can make it 6 minutes if you like it that way or 10 if you like the corn a little softer.
- In a steamer pan, add a small amount of water until it comes to a boil.
- Add the corn to the steamer and steam for about 5 to 8 minutes or until your desired tenderness.
- Take out of the water.
In a large pan with a steamer pan, bring water to a boil.
Add the corn to the steamer pan and put the lid on it. Steam corn for about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Take corn out of pan and place on direct grill set on medium heat. Turn when the corn starts to get charred, about 5 to 6 minutes. Take off the grill when it is the right charr for you.
Topping the Corn (all styles):
- Top the corn with some soften butter and some salt and eat away!
*You can cook corn to the taste that you like. Some of us like it more firm while others like it softer.
*Make sure to add butter or herb butter to your barbecued corn for a great taste.