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August/September 2006

Garden Fresh Corn

Fresh, sweet corn is a summer staple. Light cooking and creative flavors make it a standout.

Why This Recipe Works

We love fresh corn on the cob, but we’re always on the search for fresh corn recipes that jazz up this summer favorite. To capture all of the fresh corn’s natural sweetness in our recipe, we “milked" the cob by scraping it with the back of a knife. We then briefly sautéed the corn to bring out its fresh flavors, and combined it with other ingredients like a variety of soft herbs and fresh zucchini.

Ingredients

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Instructions

Serves 4

Ingredients

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1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 small zucchini, diced
5 medium ears corn, prepared according to photos below (about 3 cups kernels)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper

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Instructions

Serves 4

Fresh garden herbs and zucchini make this a perfect end-of-summer dish. A variety of soft herbs is especially nice, but the recipe also works well with just one or two herbs. Mint would be a good addition.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add zucchini and cook until softened and browned at edges, about 3 minutes. Add corn and cook until deep yellow and softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Off heat, stir in herbs, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Technique

Lend Me Your Ears

To get every bit of sweet summer goodness from fresh corn, we cut the kernels from the cobs, then use the back of a knife to scrape all the milk from the cobs.

1. Cut the kernels from the ears.

2. Run the back of the knife down each corn cob to scrape away the milk.

Technique

How Sweet It Is(n't)

While many varieties of fresh corn have been bred for maximum sweetness, you never now exactly how sweet corn is until you get it home. If your corn isn't as sweet as you like, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar to the skillet with the corn.