Thursday, September 11, 2014

The perfect way to cook your corn!



It's one of my favorite times of year. The air has changed, the leaves will soon begin to turn, and fresh vegetables are still plentiful. Before the winter hits and my complaints of not having enough fresh food begin I really like to take advantage of what is left. One of those things that I take advantage of is fresh corn on the cob. Corn is one of my absolute favourite things to have for dinner. It's quick, easy, healthy, and delicious. Luckily here at Veseys every year we harvest the corn that we sell in our catalog and the Simpson's are kind enough to give it to the employees to taste test!

My favorite way to prepare corn on the cob is to boil it, and then slather it with butter and some fresh pepper.

Directions

Prep:    Husk your corn. Rise corn under cold water.

             Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.

Cook:   Once boiling add corn, and cover your pot with the lid. Turn heat down to medium and let the corn cook for about 4-5 minutes.

Serve:  Serve with butter and pepper. Some people like to salt their corn as well. If I do use salt, I use pink Himalayan sea salt for a delicious taste.


Tips:

-To get the most out of your corn, husk right before cooking to maximize freshness.

-An easy way to husk your corn is to cut the ends, and then slide your knife down the length of the cob just enough to cut through the husk and peel back.

-Fresh mint is delicious with fresh corn and adds something a little different. If you do not have fresh mint to garnish the dish, then mint sauce can be drizzled over the corn for a fancier finished look. If you are serving the corn this way, serve some mint in the water or drink you are serving as well. It adds a nice touch.

Posted by:
Alyssa Johnston
Marketing Operations Coordinator
Veseys Seeds Ltd

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