Monday, May 18, 2009

oven roasted corn on the cob



no need to wait for the sunshine to grill corn on the bbq. you can roast them in the oven! i love roasted corn on the cob so much, i need portion control....otherwise, i'd keep eating them until i pass out. i really do like eating them plain but sometimes, i add some fancy butter to make them extra special.




oven roasted corn on the cob

4 ears of corn, with husks still on

pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. place the corn on the oven rack and roast for 30 mins. using oven mits, remove the corn from the oven. peel down the husks and add your favorite condiments!

i rubbed garlic butter, sprinkled grated parmesan cheese and cayenne to mine =)

other topping suggestions:

garlic butter and parmesan cheese
brush each ear of corn with melted garlic butter and sprinkle each ear with 1-2 tablespoons grated parmesan. sprinkle cayenne to taste.

mexican corn on the cob
mix 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice. in a separate bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese, ½ teaspoon of chili powder, ¼ teaspoon of pepper, ½ teaspoon of ground cumin, 1/8 teaspoon of salt. spread mayonnaise mixture to each corn and sprinkle cheese/spice mixture.

cayenne and lime
sprinkle with cayenne pepper (to taste) and serve with lime wedges for squeezing. add salt, if desired.

sour cream and chives

for each ear of corn, combine 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh chives, and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. spread on just before serving.

cilantro butter
mix 4 tablespoon of unsalted butter (room temp), 2 tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice and ¼ teaspoon of salt. chill the butter. rub each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon of the cilantro butter.

garlic butter

mix 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter (room temp) and 1 garlic clove, pureed. chill the butter. rub each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon of the garlic butter.

bon appétit~!

3 comments:

  1. i lub roasted corn on the cob ... but for some odd reason ... it doesn't taste the same with the husk not attached.

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  2. that's a lot of fabulous corn topping ideas...love them!

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