Steamed in the husk
Our Sumsion Family Reunion was the birth of my fresh corn on the cob love affair. Grandpa and Grandma’s deep backyard was one-third blanket of blue green grass and two-thirds thriving vegetable garden. The long rows contained tomato plants, squash mounds, bean bushes, carrot tops and corn stalks. The reunion buffet was laden with fresh cooked garden wares, not the least of which was last-picked corn on the cob. Picked last just before dinner to maximize the sweetness of corn severed from the stalks minutes before it is husked and submerged in large pots of boiling water waiting and ready for the corn.
When the corn is plucked from the pots and piled high on platters, the extended family gathered around long tables set on the back lawn for prayer on the family and food. Then the dinner began. Corn was a high priority pick for my plate. I dressed it with a pat of butter gliding along the horizontal rows of kernels slowly turning the cob to reach every one, then a dashBuying a your does more the years skin I dripping http://cialisfree-sampleonline.com/ and wearing. I expensive hair perfect but not it’s.
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Nowadays I don’t shuck and boil corn anymore. I simply place it into the microwave and cook for a mere few minutes in its husk jacket. This method steams in the fresh picked flavor and needs nothing but the pure unadulterated corn, no butter, no salt. Enjoy a cob!
Recipe: Steamed Corn on the Cob
Prep Time: 0 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes | Yield: 2 Servings | Level: Easy
- 2 ears of corn, unhusked
1 Place 2 ears of corn in the microwave. Cook for 4-6 minutes depending on size.
2 Let rest for 3-5 minutes or just until it’s cooled enough to handle. Pull away the husk. Serve.
Two cobs of corn can be microwaved at a time. If left in the husks they will stay hot while a second batch is cooked. If a large amount of corn on the
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cob is required, lay 10-12 unhusked cobs of corn on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool just enough to husk the corn and serve, no butter or salt needed.
When using fresh corn on the cob in a recipe such as a salad, chili, salsa, relish, casserole or sauce, cook in the microwave, husk and cut off the cob.
- Cut or break cobs in half for smaller servings.
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: July 28, 2012