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  1. Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    “Grilled” Tarragon Corn on the Cob

    Are you sick to death of my pictures of grilled corn and barbecue chicken? Well, lucky for you this is the last post with these pictures! I’m finally going to talk about the grilled corn on the cob that my soon-to-be brother-in-law Norman cooked up on Cape Cod.

    Until I ate the corn in this picture, I had given up on grilled corn on the cob. Whenever I’d had it, it was grilled on the barbecue outside of the husk and the kernels dried out and got all yucky-like. I had decided grilling corn was just NOT the right way to do it…until now. (Side note: I still need to try it grilled IN the husk…but that’s another post for another day!) (Another side note: Click here for the recipe for the chicken in this picture)

    The trick is this. Boil your corn first, then grill it quickly over the coals while brushing on some oh-la-la-lovely butter and tarragon mixture. The corn stays crisp, fresh and moist, and the butter infiltrates the kernels in a splendid way!

    So, there you have it. Grilled corn that’s not really grilled but looks it and tastes divine.

    "Grilled" Tarragon Corn on the Cob
    Recipe type: Side Dish
    • Husked corn on the cob
    • Butter melted with a handful of chopped tarragon and salt and pepper to taste
    1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, enough water to cover all the ears of corn. Once boiling, add corn and return to a boil. Once water is again boiling, cover pot with a lid and turn the heat off and let sit for 5 minutes.
    2. Remove from water and grill over medium coals on the barbecue, while brushing corn with the melted butter mixture. Things may get a little smoky”¦it’s okay. Your corn will look good and have nice flavor.
    3. Eat!


  2. Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    “New” Favorite Method for Cooking Corn on the Cob…the Old Fashioned Way!

    I’ve been cooking corn on the cob in the microwave for years.  Wrap it in plastic wrap (or put on a plate covered with plastic), pop in the microwave for a few minutes and you’re done!  But I have to admit, cooking the corn in plastic in the microwave makes me a little nervous.  So, the other night with cobs of corn in hand, I got out my big pot and started boiling some water.

    I did a little research online and found this unbelievably SIMPLE method on Epicurious. Of course it takes longer than the microwave, but it was just as easy and the corn came out perfectly.  So, without further ado, my “new” favorite way to cook corn on the cob!


    "New" Favorite Method for Cooking Corn on the Cob...the Old Fashioned Way!
    Adapted from Epicurious
    Recipe type: Side Dish
    1. Bring pot of salted water to a boil (enough to cover the corn). Drop already husked corn into water. Cover pot, return to a boil, then turn off heat and keep the pot covered. Corn is ready in about 5 minutes. Voila! (You can keep additional ears of corn warm in the water for up to 10 minutes without it getting tough.)