Why can’t you tell secrets to a corn field?
Answer: There are too many ears
One of my families favorite side dishes is a delicious piece of sweet corn on the cob. Corn as a side dish is something that we enjoy year round, however when spring hits it becomes a weekly treat for us.
I personally don’t know too many people that don’t appreciate a buttery piece of corn in addition to their favorite meat dish.
Sometimes I forget that corn is a vegetable, probably because my children eat it without any complaints. Luckily with so many great recipes for making corn, there is always a new way to serve it up.
A favorite recipe of mine involves corn on the cob and our grill. I recently found a slight variation to my usual recipe on the Sunshine Sweet Corn website and decided to give it a try. Of course, I never follow any recipe to a “T”, so I did a few of my own things as well. The recipe was called Grilled Corn with Spicy Rub.
What did the corn say when he was complimented?
First we took the ears of corn and removed the husks. Next we placed them onto individual pieces of foil and placed butter around both sides of the corn. The recipe called for ground cumin, paprika, cracked black pepper, dried cilantro leaves and salt. I used all of the ingredients except for dried cilantro, as I wasn’t sure what the kids would think about that flavor. I also added Lawry’s Fire Roasted Chile and Garlic salt to each piece.
Once all the ingredients where sprinkled onto the corn on the cob, we wrapped them up individually into the foil. After that, it was off to the grill! I love that I am able to cook the side dish and meat together on the grill so they can be finished at the same time. I cooked the corn until the kernels became tender.
Fresh sweet corn is a great way to add whole grains to your diet. It also contains fiber, folate and antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin.
I thought the corn on the cob turned out to be yummy! The only complaint I had came from my daughter who thought it was a little too spicy. I guess I went a little overboard on the Fire Roasted Chile and Garlic salt. That’s okay though, it just left more for me.
How about your family? Do you enjoy fresh sweet corn year-round? What is your favorite recipe? For some great ideas on new ways to cook up corn for your weekly meals, check out the Sunshine Sweet Corn site.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Sunshine Sweet Corn. I was reimbursed to purchase Sweet Corn and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.