Thursday, February 2, 2023

Seasonal Finds: Corn on the Cob

How did summer fly by so fast? The first day of autumn is around the corner, and late summer produce is becoming less abundant at the local Boca Raton markets. You will be hard-pressed to find a food that is more synonymous with summer than corn on the cob, and luckily it is still on shelves. I admit that it is probably one of the most difficult foods to eat gracefully, but it is irresistibly sweet and delicious. Juicy kernels stuck in your teeth will be an afterthought once you try this recipe.

Corn is also good for you. It offers health-supportive antioxidant benefits and is full of fiber. Given its fiber content, it provides B-complex vitamins including vitamins B1, B5 and folic acid—So go get your corn!

Say farewell to summer with my oven roasted corn on the cob recipe, seasoned with spicy cayenne pepper and nutty parmesan cheese—and leave those husks on! They give off a beautiful presentation and act as a really convenient handle while eating.

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob with Parmesan

Makes 4 servings

4 ears of corn
1 tablespoon salted butter
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of pepper
4 basil leaves, diced

Preheat oven to 350°F, and line a baking tray with tinfoil.

Peel back the cornhusks and remove the silk strands from the corn. Place the corn and husks into a bath of water, and soak for 10 minutes. This will help prevent the husks from catching fire in the oven.

Place corn onto the baking sheet, and roast for 30 minutes. Turn the corn halfway through the roasting to ensure both sides cook evenly.

Remove corn from oven. The husks will be crispy and golden, and the corn will have the slightest char and smell sweet. Generously rub the salted butter onto the hot corn until cobs are fully coated. Sprinkle with Parmesan, cayenne, pepper and basil leaves. Serve immediately.


About Amanda Jane

Amanda Jane is the creator of the food blog Seasonally Jane, a creative space where she shares her love of seasonally inspired cooking through original recipes, photography and writing.  Seasonally Jane celebrates the use of peak-season fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on organic whole foods and unique ingredients. Amanda launched her blog in September 2014 and is based in Lighthouse Point.

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