The corn and sweetcorn plant is a type of grass that has been around for about 10,000 years. It is native to the Americas and now cultivated in other areas of the world as well. The name derives from the indigenous American word “Mahiz”, which means maize or maize. Sweet corn and corn on the cob are excellent sources of nutrition. Maize contains a great deal of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate.
Corn is one of the easiest vegetables to cook. Cooking and Seasoning corn is straightforward to do. I find frozen corn on the cob very convenient. I know corn is corn, but for bizarre reason, corn on the cob tastes better than regular loose sweet corn. Oh and don’t get me started on corn fritters!
I don’t know what it is about summer, but I immediately start eating more corn in general, especially corn on the cob. Maybe it’s the yellowness of the corn which makes it seem so is very appetising. Sweet corn brightens up salads and is always popular at a BBQ. For me the best thing about corn is, that it is quick to prepare and lots of fun to eat.
Corn is a delicious all-rounder when it comes to nutrition. Corn is believed to be good for hypertension, bone health and more. It is packed with potassium, iron, folate, fibre and other minerals and vitamins. One drawback for some people is that the majority of corn, has been genetically modified.
You like corn cobs, right? I mean, who doesn’t like a hot plate of sweet and tasty corn. It’s one of my favourite dishes in the summertime.
Corn on the Cob Recipe 1
This recipe is so easy that anyone can make it at home without any issues. It only takes 4 ingredients: water, salt, butter, and an ear of fresh corn (the more kernels on your ears = the more people you can feed).
Just bring some salted water to a boil in a pot or pan with a tight-fitting lid, then add your ears of fresh corn for 2 minutes. Remove them from the heat and butter them up with some melted butter before serving them up. Yum!
Easy Mixed Herb Corn on the Cob – Recipe 2
In a small bowl, mix melted butter, or margarine with a teaspoon of mixed herbs, crushed garlic, black pepper. If you want to take this to the next level, you could add some fresh chilli or half a teaspoon or chilli powder.
Lather the cob with this delicious herby butter, then cover the corn with foil. Bake this corn on 180 C or gas mark 5 for 20-25 minutes/or until tender. This corn recipe, works with loose corn too. This corn recipe makes a scrumptious lunch, side dish, and tastes great with salad, steak or fish. Enjoy!
Try Roasted Corn
I love sweetcorn, but I know some people are not fans of the way it turns out when boiled. So, I experimented by roasting it instead! Roasting is so much easier than boiling and you can do all sorts of different things with the roasted corn before or after cooking. For this recipe, simply add butter and garlic for some cajun seasoning. This will please your taste buds.
Conclusion paragraph: We hope you enjoy these easy corn on the cob recipes. Please share your comments with us below and let us know what recipe looked good to you!
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