6 Glorious Ways to Do Corn on the Cob

We ask lots of elotes, the Mexican corn lined in mayonnaise, cotija, chile powder and lime. They are the one frequent cob topping at cookouts past butter. (They’re additionally a terrific dish to carry up when somebody foolishly says they hate mayo, as a result of in elotes, this divisive condiment is each the important thing ingredient and undetectable.)

And sure, elotes are scrumptious. But why are they alone on this planet of go-to cobbery? Why aren’t there extra methods to corn on the cob?

There could be. There are actually.

Use these concepts as a place to begin. Corn is wildly versatile; your favourite pantry ingredient of the second will most likely work slathered on corn. Just make sure you use butter, mayo or one thing thick and creamy to assist the flavorings adhere. Corn + tahini + lemon + smoked paprika? Corn + butter + anchovy paste + parsley? The world is your corn cob.

1. Corn on the Cob With Old Bay and Lemon

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If you’ve had the pleasure of consuming your method by way of a bucket of Maryland blue crabs poured out onto newspaper, you’ve most likely had Old Bay seasoning, and you realize it’s previous buddies with corn. Here you get that seaside taste with out the strain of getting contemporary crab.

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2. Corn on the Cob With Lime, Fish Sauce and Peanuts

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Lime juice, fish sauce and sugar are a robust mixture you must decide to reminiscence. They kind the bottom of a number of traditional Thai and Vietnamese sauces like nuoc cham and prik nam pla. But additionally they kind a three-ingredient shortcut sauce that enhances nearly something (seared meat or fish, rice, greens, even a plate of watermelon). But first, attempt them this manner: stirred into mayonnaise, slathered on corn, topped with chopped roasted peanuts. The cilantro is optionally available so nobody will throw a match.

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three. Spicy Corn on the Cob With Miso Butter and Chives

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Corn lined in miso butter is particular sufficient. But for lovers of spice, the Japanese spice mix shichimi togarashi makes this dish particular, and is value looking for out. In English, it interprets to “seven-flavor chile pepper,” although not all of these seven flavors are chile; there’s additionally roasted orange peel, sesame seeds, floor ginger and seaweed within the combination.

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four. Corn on the Cob With Coconut and Lime

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This vegan cob topping options coconut oil for richness, lime juice for a little bit acid and finely chopped toasted coconut chips for further texture.

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5. Cacio e Pepe Corn on the Cob

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Cacio e pepe is a standard Italian pasta dish made with pecorino, Parmesan, black pepper and a little bit pasta cooking water. These cobs borrow the flavors of the standard dish, however the cheese sauce is just not thinned with water, so it’s very wealthy and creamy.

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6. Buffalo Corn on the Cob

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This recipe delivers a sizzling wings second minus the meat. Fair warning: It options blue cheese, and there are folks on this world who suppose Buffalo sauce pairs higher with ranch dressing (and even some individuals who detest blue cheese). Maybe you might be one in all them. If so, you possibly can drizzle ranch (or our recipe for yogurt ranch sauce) over the Buffalo-slathered cobs.

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