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15 Great Sweet Corn Recipes
Whether you want to cook corn on the cob, or remove the kernels and use them in other dishes, these recipes are fresh, yummy, and easy to pull together. They all keep something important in mind: corn is in season in summer. That means lots of salads, lots of other summer produce, and lots of quick recipes with very little fuss about them.Continue to 2 of 14 below.
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Corn Avocado Salad
Luscious and kicky, this Corn Avocado Salad works equally well as a salsa for chips, as a topping with grilled chicken or fish, or all on its own as a salad.Continue to 3 of 14 below.
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Coconut Creamed Corn
There's nothing wrong with traditional creamed corn, but there's also everything right about this spiced-up, coconut milk version. Get the recipe for Coconut Creamed Corn to see for yourself.Continue to 4 of 14 below.
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Corn Fritters are sweet and delicate. While they are perfection as an appetizer or first course, at less formal meals I've been known to put them center stage, add a salad, and call it a light summer supper.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Corn Tomato Basil Salad
Simple sweet corn, ripe tomatoes, and fragrant basil become more than the sum of their parts in this Corn Tomato Basil Salad, a creation that shows as well as anything could that truly tender sweet corn can be eaten crunchy and raw.
Similarly bright and light, with even more crunch, is this Corn Cucumber,Tomato Salad.Continue to 6 of 14 below.
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Fava Bean & Sweet Corn Risotto
There is a brief window of time each year with sweet corn and fava beans are both in season – at the end of the fava bean season and the start of the sweet corn season. At least once each year I like to seize the opportunity, cut kernels from corn cobs and shell fava beans and make this delicious Fava Bean & Sweet Corn Risotto.
For a similar but much simpler dish, try Rice With Sweet Corn & Sweet Peas or Sweet Corn Polenta.Continue to 7 of 14 below.
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Fresh Corn Souffle
Souffles have a bum rap as being really complicated and tricky. See how far from the truth that is by giving this Fresh Corn Souffle a try.Continue to 8 of 14 below.
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Grilled Corn Salad
This Grilled Corn Salad uses the kernels from grilled corn on the cob and adds a brightly spicy dressing and plenty of fresh herbs—a killer at barbecues and backyard parties.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Grilled Sweet Corn
This recipe for Grilled Sweet Corn tells you how to grill corn shucked or un-shucked. Shucked grilled corn becomes slightly charred and even a bit chewy; un-shucked will remind you of regular corn-on-the-cob, but with a slightly more intense flavor than boiled or steamed ears. Either way is delicious and crowd-pleasing.Continue to 10 of 14 below.
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Mussels With Corn Tomato Salsa
This recipe comes from a great Peruvian restaurant in Portland, Oregon. A corn and tomatoe salsa gets dolloped on chilled mussels. Mussels With Corn Tomato Salsa are a refreshing, easy, fun summer appetizer.Continue to 11 of 14 below.
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Sweet Corn Soup (Hot or Chilled)
This luscious Sweet Corn Soup is delicious hot or chilled. Top it with roasted chiles or fresh summer herbs (like basil or cilantro).Continue to 12 of 14 below.
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Spicy Corn Relish
Spicy Corn Relish is a great way to preserve a bit of the taste of summer to enjoy later in the year. It's tasty alongside grilled or broiled meats, or on a hamburger!Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Spicy Sauteed Corn
We make a lot of Spicy Sauteed Corn at my house in the summer. It's perfect alongside grilled steak or chicken, or with rice and dal and a green salad for a vegetarian dinner.Continue to 14 of 14 below.
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Summer Corn Chowder
For those summer nights that aren't sweltering, when a cozy bowl of soup sounds good, this potato- and chicken-laden Summer Corn Chowder is just the ticket.