Guyanese Boiled Corn on the Cob

Steamed Corn on the Cob
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
544 Calories
33g Fat
3g Carbs
56g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 544
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 56g
Calcium 64mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Boiled corn may sound boring, but Guyanese-styled boiled corn will have you gnawing at the cob long after the kernels are eaten. Guyanese-styled corn is boiled in fresh coconut milk and seasoned with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. The corn is cooked until all the liquid has been absorbed by the corn. It is extremely flavorful.


  • 1 cup fresh coconut milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Lots of freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Minced hot pepper (to taste)
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 ears young corn

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add all ingredients except corn to a large pot and place on medium heat. Stir to mix and dissolve the salt.

  3. Cut each ear of corn in half.

  4. Add cut corn to pot with the coconut milk mixture.

  5. Turn heat to high, cover the pot and bring to a boil.

  6. Once pot comes to a boil, remove lid and let continue to cook on high heat until all liquid has been absorbed and coconut milk cracks (this is indicated by small bits of white curds from the coconut milk).

  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  8. Enjoy!