Grill it to perfection, turn it into the perfect summer salad, make tamales, and more
Skip the usual butter and try this sweet and spicy Asian-inspired grilled corn recipe.
Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Sesame Glazed Corn
From Colorado chef Mark Fischer, here’s a combo that’s especially good with Latin- or Southwestern-flavored grilled meat.
Offer any leftover butter to spread on warm bread.
Recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Queso Fresco Butter
The spicy poblano and the creamy avocado are a natural match in this grilled corn salad.
Recipe: Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette
The corn relish bursts with the flavors of summer and acts as the perfect topping for grilled fish.
Recipe: Wild Salmon with Grilled Sweet Onion and Corn Relish
Try these corn cakes as a summertime vegetarian main course, served with a salad--or make them smaller, for an appetizer.
Recipe: Jalapeño Corn Cakes
In the height of summer, you won't find a better side dish for ribs than this deceptively simple combination of peak-season
produce. Try bringing it to a party too.
Recipe: Fresh Corn and Avocado Salad
This soup makes a nice change of pace from corn on the cob, and it works as a main course too.
Recipe: Peruvian-Style Corn, Pepper, and Chicken Soup
Sweet bay shrimp meld perfectly with grilled corn and creamy risotto. Serve with a crisp Chardonnay.
Recipe: Grilled Corn and Bay Shrimp Risotto
Corn on the cob is the ultimate summer vegetable for the grill; lime and chili give it a real kick.
Recipe: Chili Lime Corn on the Cob
Spicy, sweet, and buttery, corn from the barbecue doesn’t get better than this.
Recipe: Honey-Chipotle Grilled Corn
San Francisco chef Jamie Lauren highlights trout's subtle sweetness by pairing it with fresh, sweet corn. Although this dish
is nice enough for special occasions, it can be prepared in 40 minutes, making it perfect for weeknights too.
Recipe: Trout with Sweet Corn Sauce
Stuff fresh poblano chiles with corn, jalapeño, and jack cheese polenta. Bake, then serve with a creamy corn and cheese sauce.
Recipe: Chilies with Corn Tamale Filling
Sweet corn, picked at the peak of ripeness, is paired here with tender chicken and creamy chunks of avocado.
Recipe: Chicken and Corn Summer Chowder
Stop at the farmer’s market or harvest from your garden for this peak-of-summer puréed soup. It’s delicious hot or cold.
Recipe: Corn Soup with Roasted Poblanos and Zucchini Blossoms
Seafood and corn plays up each other’s sweetness in this 30-minute meal. Sauté them side by side in two pans.
Recipe: Quick Scallops with Peppers and Corn
A few simple Indian seasonings are all you need to dress up a generous panful of corn kernels cut from the cob.
Recipe: Corn with Mustard Seeds
When sweet corn and juicy tomatoes are at their best, don’t even cook the corn. Just stir them in a bowl with 5 simple seasonings.
Recipe: Tomato-Corn Salad
Barely cooked corn is paired with crisp radishes, greens, and a zesty shallot-Dijon dressing. Tote it on a picnic, or serve
it at a backyard barbecue.
Recipe: Corn and Arugula Salad
While the pasta boils, brown bacon and make a creamy corn and wine sauce with lots of fresh tarragon.
Recipe: Pasta Shells with Corn and Bacon
Try spoonfuls of this chile- and cheese-flecked corn custard alongside grilled chicken and a big green salad.
Recipe: Santa Fe Corn Pudding
Roasted beets and a crisp medley of raw vegetables make a beautiful composed salad. Add rotisserie chicken or smoked trout
and you can call it dinner.
Recipe: Market Salad with Corn, Beets, Fennel, and Cucumber
Here’s a fresh take on the classic Western casserole, with a base of corn, cheese, and chiles, and crispy chorizo on top.
Recipe: Green Corn Tamale Pie
Fold corn kernels into a foamy batter, then sauté cakes in a little oil until golden.
Recipe: Fresh Corn Cakes
Lightly charred vegetables get folded into a refreshing cold soup with avocado, cilantro, cumin, and lime.
Recipe: Grilled Corn and Pepper Bisque
This creamy soup is all about really good corn. Just purée cooked corn, chill, and add a drizzle of basil oil.
Recipe: Chilled Corn Soup
Top wine-steamed mussels on the half-shell with spoonfuls of a zesty fresh vegetable salsa.
Recipe: Mussels with Corn-Tomato Salsa
For this cool main-dish salad, stir orzo with a ricotta-lemon dressing, cooked chicken, and crisp raw corn.
Recipe: Chicken, Corn, and Tomato Pasta Salad
Make a rich vanilla custard with fresh corn, then freeze, for this popular Mexican take on homemade ice cream.
Recipe: Sweet Corn Ice Cream
Some of corn’s best partners—medium-hot chiles, chorizo, and basil—join up in this simple dish. It’s substantial enough to
call a chowder, but light enough for summer.
Recipe: Spicy Chorizo Corn Chowder
Sweet corn only gets better smeared with these easy, flavorful toppings. Each makes enough for 4 ears of corn.
Recipe: Grilled Corn Cobettes
This lightened version of a seasonal favorite is still satisfyingly stuffed with cheese and corn, but has the barest sheath
Recipe: Fried Squash Blossoms with Corn and Mozzarella