Four ways to celebrate its season
1. In relish: Cut raw kernels off the cob and mix with a little chopped red onion, chopped red bell pepper, toasted cumin seeds, rice vinegar, sugar, hot chile flakes, and salt. Great with grilled pork chops, steaks, chicken ― and especially hot dogs.
2. Grilled: Pull back husks and remove silks. Grill ears, turning occasionally, until lightly browned. Squeeze lime juice over corn and sprinkle with a mixture of chili powder and salt.
3. Cut into wheels: With a mallet or hammer, tap a heavy knife through husked ears of corn to cut them into wheels an inch or so wide. Cook them in boiling water just until hot, then drain and mix in a bowl with melted butter, minced garlic, chopped fresh basil, salt, and pepper.