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How To Boil Corn – Immaculate Bites

If there’s one recipe you should know for summer, it’s how to boil corn. Today we will learn two easy ways. The first is the traditional method, the second is the savory method. Either way, this golden grain is always satisfying!

If you want the full sweet corn taste without sacrificing that glorious crunch, I’ve got you covered. I’ll show you the most common way to boil corn and my top secret flavor infusion method. But I guess it’s no longer top secret, right? 😜

If you opt for the extra flavor method, you can expect corn with a tropical twist. Coconut milk always brings back so many fond childhood memories of summer. you will love it

Boiled corn sprinkled with butter and coriander

Boiled corn – perfect for summer

Corn is sweet and rich in summer, so it is very economical. Nothing tastes better than corn in summer. I love yellow or bicolor corn, but these recipes work with any kind of corn in the produce section.

recipe ingredients

What you need for this recipe
  1. corn – The only ingredient needed for the basic method of boiling corn is corn! I have to say that during the busy summer season, corn boiled in plain water and sprinkled with salt is surprisingly delicious.
  2. coconut milk – For flavor-packed versions, coconut milk infuses each cob with extra flavor as it simmers.
  3. creole seasoning – This spice mix is ​​my favourite. Try our homemade Creole seasoning recipes for the win.
  4. time – A fragrant herb that pairs perfectly with the sweet notes of corn on the cob.
  5. garlic butter – This ingredient is optional, but finger licking is highly recommended. 😅
Remove the boiled corn from the pan

How to boil corn

just boil water and corn

plain boiled corn

Boil the corn

  1. water preparation – Add water to a large pot, add corn and salt if desired.
  2. Boil – Bring to a boil and cook for 5-7 minutes until desired doneness. If you like your corn kernels crisp and fresh, use a shorter cooking time.

serve corn

  1. drain – Once the corn is toasted to your liking, drain and gently transfer to a plate with tongs.
  2. serve – Allow the corn to cool slightly and serve with garlic butter.
Sweet and spicy cooked in coconut milk

Braised Corn in Coconut Milk

Boil the corn

  1. warm coconut milk – Add coconut milk and water to a large pot, add fresh corn, Creole seasoning, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. simmer – Cook for about 5-7 minutes, depending on your corn preference. If the corn is a little chewy and you want it to be softer, cook it for a few more minutes.

serve corn

  1. drain – When the corn is done to your liking, drain it, carefully remove it with tongs and place it on a plate.
  2. serve – Allow the corn to cool slightly and serve with garlic butter.
Braised Corn in Coconut Milk

tips and tricks

  1. Made too much corn on the cob? do not worry. Cut the kernels off the cob and use them in recipes that call for corn to transform leftovers.Homemade boiled corn has a much better flavor than canned or frozen corn.
  2. Don’t be afraid to try. If you want to make sure your corn is cooked to the desired tenderness, try it to see if it’s about right. However, it will be very hot right after it comes out of the boiling water, so be careful.
  3. Love your corn but hate the mess? Buy corn on the cob holder. These little handles pierce the ends of your corn to keep your hands clean while you eat. It’s especially useful if you just drizzle your corn cob with a healthy amount of homemade garlic butter.

How to eat and store

Nothing beats fresh corn on the cob boiled in coconut milk. Unless, of course, you roast it.

Honestly, I’ve never eaten leftovers. However, if you do, you can wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to keep it from drying out. You can also save it. It will keep for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you boil corn with the husk on?

Technically, you can boil corn with the shell on. However, the husks may still contain pesticides. Plus, it takes forever to cook corn in the husk. Instead, husk the corn, rinse it under running water, and remove the silk before boiling.

How long do you boil corn?

As always, it’s all about your taste. But generally, you can enjoy fully cooked boiled corn in just 5-7 minutes for optimal juiciness, sweetness and crunchiness. But if you want a crunchier bite, you can cook it in less time.

How do you know when a piece of corn is boiled?

thank you. The best way to tell if corn is fully cooked is to see that the corn kernels are very yellow and plump and tender. To test for softness, use the tip of a sharp knife to gently prick the kernels.

what to eat with boiled corn

Boiled corn makes a great side to almost any meat entree. southern fried chicken – Always a classic – or a salmon burger. 😋 I also paired steak tips When Garlic flavored mashed potatoes.

Corn on the cob boiled in coconut milk is so flavorful that I sometimes have it for a guilt-free afternoon snack.

Try more appetizing corn recipes

  1. corn chowder
  2. cream corn
  3. corn fritters
  4. black bean and corn salad
  5. skillet cornbread
  6. Southern corn salad

Conclusion

Are you ready for summer corn season? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these two methods of boiling corn. I always love reading your comments.

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This blog post was originally published in June 2020 and has been updated with additional tips and videos.

How to boil corn

If there’s one recipe you should know for summer, it’s how to boil corn. Today we will learn two easy methods. The first is the traditional method, the second is the savory method. Either way, this golden grain is always satisfying!

material

braised corn in coconut milk

instructions

plain boiled corn

  • Add water to a large pot and add corn and salt if desired.

  • Once boiling, heat for 5-7 minutes or until desired doneness. If you like your corn kernels crisp and fresh, use a shorter cooking time.

  • When the corn is cooked to your liking, drain it and gently place it on a plate with tongs.

  • Allow the corn to cool slightly and serve with garlic butter.

corn cooked in coconut milk

  • Add coconut milk and water to a large saucepan and season with fresh corn, Creole seasoning, thyme, salt and pepper.

  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes, depending on your corn preference. If the corn is a little chewy and you want it to be softer, cook it for a few more minutes.

  • When the corn is cooked to your liking, drain it, gently remove it with tongs and place it on a plate.

  • Allow the corn to cool slightly and serve with garlic butter.

Tips and notes:

  1. Peel the corn! Peeling corn can be a hassle, so we recommend doing it over a trash can or outdoors. Starting at the top of the corn, grab the husk and pull down, grabbing as much as you can. Repeat until the corn is completely peeled. Scrape off any remaining strings.
  2. To get the best corn, choose corn with a tight green husk wrapped around the top of the cob.
  3. To test whether the corn is tender, use the tip of a sharp knife to gently prick the kernels.
  4. Please note that the nutritional information is approximate and can vary greatly depending on the products used in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts Table:

Serving: 1ear| | calorie: 112kcal (6%)| | carbohydrate: twenty fiveg (8%)| | protein: 3g (6%)| | thick: 2g (3%)| | cholesterol: 3mg (1%)| | sodium: twenty twomg (1%)| | potassium: 245mg (7%)| | fiber: 2g (8%)| | sugar: Fourg (Four%)| | Vitamin A: 348IU (7%)| | Vitamin C: 13mg (16%)| | calcium: Fivemg (1%)| | iron: 1mg (6%)

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