Who knew corn was so versatile? Crisp, sweet, and delicious, fresh corn on (or off) the cob is a summer staple. When you can get it freshly picked from the farmers market or a roadside stand, it needs the barest amount of cooking—though corn benefits greatly from the rich charring and smoky flavor it gets on the grill.
Creole Shrimp And Creamed Corn
This dish is a fresh, tasty twist on shrimp and grits. The shrimp mixture takes on bold flavors from Creole seasoning, smoked paprika, thyme, and garlic—making for a robust mixture that’s complemented by the sweetness of the creamed corn. Aim for large shrimp here so the dish feels a little more special; we suggest 16/20 count shrimp or 10/15 count if you want them even bigger.
Corn On The Cob With Lemon-Chive Butter
Nothing says summer like fresh corn on the cob. Here are a few of our favorite flavor combos for buttering them up. There’s a very good chance that once you try grilled corn sprinkled with salty cheese, chili powder, and a squeeze of lime, you’ll be hooked.
We add just a touch of sugar to enhance the sweetness of the corn and onion. The texture falls somewhere between a pudding and a soufflé—rich and custardy, with bubbles of air within. It’s best-served piping hot, but cold leftovers are good, too.
Tomato, Basil, And Corn Pizza
A sprinkling of cornmeal keeps the dough from sticking to the pizza stone and gets the bottom of the crust extra-crispy. If you don’t have a rectangular pizza stone, use a heavy baking sheet instead. You can often find fresh mozzarella in the specialty cheese section of the grocery store. A drizzle of tangy balsamic glaze provides the perfect balance to the sweet summer vegetables. Serve with a green side salad. Allowing the dough to come to room temperature will ease the rolling-out process.
Creamy Corn-Mushroom Risotto
Infused with a rich corn broth, this corn- and mushroom-studded risotto is a stellar way to celebrate the last of the season’s harvest. The pureed corn broth adds a subtle sweet creaminess that builds as the risotto cooks. Feel free to sub in your favorite mushrooms; steer clear of large portobellos—their dark gills will discolor the finished dish.
Corn And Sugar Chowder
This hearty chowder is sure to hit the spot on a frigid night—it’s thick, creamy, and the epitome of comforting. And despite the creamy texture, it’s actually rather light. The texture comes from a little bit of flour and pureed vegetables; there’s no cream or half-and-half involved. If you can find fresh corn, it’s ideal here, giving each bite a bit of sweet crunch that’s absolutely irresistible. Serve with toasted cornbread for a meal the whole family will love.
You’re going to love these healthy and that are filled with flavor and texture from corn. Add a crunch to any dish with a few kernels, or make a to top your tacos this summer with these easy corn dinner recipes. These fresh corn recipes will get you through busy weeknights with easy recipes.