Bring a large tea kettle of water to a boil. Place husked corn in a large skillet. Pour boiling water over the corn. Cook over high heat until the water returns to a boil. Immediately drain.
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How to Cook Corn on the Cob
Place corn (in the husk) in a microwave-safe dish; microwave on High for 5 minutes. Using a towel, transfer the corn to a cutting board. Cut off the stem end, including the first row of kernels. Using a towel, grasp the ear of corn from the top end and shake the ear. The cooked corn will slip right out of the husk, completely free of silks. Repeat with remaining ears.
Bean, Corn and Squash Stew
In his excellent version of the traditional Chilean stew porotos granados, chef Alex Aguilera uses kidney beans in place of the customary cranberry beans, then folds in fresh basil and a swirl of paprika oil.
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Creamless Creamed Corn With Mushrooms and Lemon
For this recipe, grate half of the corn to make a luxurious puree that thickens without cream. Tip: Scraping corn cobs with the dull side of a knife removes the juices.
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Mexican Grilled Corn
Street vendors across Mexico sell this style of roasted or grilled corn topped with mayonnaise, chili powder and Cotija cheese. Serve the unadorned corn with bowls of the sauce, cheese and lime on the side so everyone can make their own.
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Griddle-Cooked Corn Flatbread
This flatbread from Punjab often accompanies a puree of mustard greens and garlic drizzled with ghee. This version incorporates vibrant flavors that can easily accompany any meal or be served with a dip.
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Grilled Flank Steak With Corn, Tomato and Asparagus Salad
If you don't want the steak, the corn, tomato and asparagus salad is also wonderful all on its own.
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Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza
The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your ingredients ready to go before you head out to the grill. Make it a meal: Toss the extra black beans, diced tomato and some avocado with pre-washed salad greens and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
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Corn Relish With Roasted Red Peppers
This fresh, jalapeño-spiked relish offers pure corn flavor without all the heavy seasonings that jarred versions usually have. Use it as a stand-in for fresh corn in succotash or chowder. It's awesome on hot dogs, too.
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Cooked just right, corn on the cob is tender and crisp. Overcooked it’s tough and chewy. Whether you do it on the stovetop, grill or even in the microwave, here’s how to have success every time!
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