5 Unique Twists for Corn On The Cob! June 6, 2019

by Amanda Li Eat

Corn on the cob is a summer classic, so let’s get corny with these 5 unique twists on classic corn on the cob!

Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or a desire for fire, deliciousness awaits you with these a-maize-ing corn on the cob recipes.

How to cook corn on the cob:

Before venturing into the world of rubs and flavours, you’ll want to cook your corn. There are SO many different ways to cook your cobs, so pick whichever method you fancy.

  • BOILED: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Husk, then drop in your ears of corn and boil for 5 minutes. Tada! That’s it. (Pro Tip: Get that smoky BBQ flavour by charring the corn on the stove top)
  • BAKED: Preheat your oven to 450°F. Wrap your husked corn in aluminum foil, then bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • MICROWAVED: Husk your corn and wrap in a moist paper towel. Microwave for 4-5 minutes. You can also leave the husk instead of wrapping in a paper towel!
  • GRILLED: Heat your BBQ/grill to high. Tightly wrap your husked corn in aluminum foil. Grill 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally until corn is tender.

Now your corn is ready for a burst of flavour! (Or five)

Mexican-Style Corn On The Cob

The crowning glory of our Mexican-inspired rub is Cotija cheese, a dry firm cheese from Mexico. A firm Greek feta will also do the trick!

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You’ll Need:

  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Paprika
  • Cotija or Feta Cheese

In a bowl, combine the mayo and lime juice. Rub into the corn kernels, then cook on a griddle or BBQ for a few minutes. Remove and top with cilantro, paprika, lime zest and cheese.

Indian-Style Corn On The Cob

Simple and aromatic, this unusual combination of corn with traditional Indian flavours is one of our favourite fusions.corn on the cob recipes

You’ll Need:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Curry Powder (whichever type you prefer)
  • Sesame Seeds, toasted
Rub the corn with coconut oil, then sprinkle with your favourite curry powder and sesame seeds. You can also use a curry paste!

Canadian-Style Corn On The Cob

We wouldn’t be true Canadians if we didn’t include some maple syrup in our corn on the cob recipes. This classic buttered cob has a sweeeet twist!
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You’ll Need:

  • Salted Butter
  • High quality Maple Syrup
This one really couldn’t be easier. Just slather in butter, then finish off with a drizzle of maple syrup. Delicious!

Spicy, Asian-Inspired Corn On The Cob:

This one’s for all the heat lovers out there.

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You’ll Need

  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Spring Onions, chopped
  • Chilli Flakes (as many as you can handle!)
Rub with hoisin sauce, then garnish with spring onions and chilli flakes.

Italian-Inspired Corn On The Cob:

Full disclosure, the sweet corn combined with the savoury, salty pesto and Parmesan cheese makes this one simply irresistible.corn on the cob recipes

You’ll Need

  • Basil pesto (homemade is best)
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated
Rub with pesto and sprinkle with grated Parmesan. Pop your corn on the grill for a melted finish that’s sure to impress!

If you need inspiration for a main dish, this Garlic Lemon Chicken is a perfect pairing with corn! And since you’ve already heated up the grill for these corn on the cob recipes, why not check out more ways to Grill Vegetables.

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