Delicious spiced corn cob
One of the best things about summer in my opinion is fresh corn on the cob (Certainly it is not the long hot, hot days – I am not a fan of the heat!!)
With a generous serve of butter plus some salt and pepper, it is just delicious and reminds me of childhoods spent up the coast camping where we would stop at a farm on the way and buy 10-20 corn cobs for a crazy cheap price that had been picked that day and eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner…
So so good!!
Pimp your corn cob with herbs and spices!
I had some fresh corn earlier this week and was preparing it for dinner and decided to see what I could do to pimp it a little bit. Make it a bit more special and different to simply putting butter on it… I had some spices here that my lovely friend Karen at Nourishment for Soul has been creating for her new business My Secret Spices so I thought I would see what I could come up with…
Lets just say, it was so good that there may have been a little argument between Liana and I as to who was going to lick the plate!! We are normally polite well mannered ‘ladies’ I assure you, but there is definitely no food wastage when plates need to be licked at the dinner table! Saves doing the dishes, right??
The spice blend we settled on was actually one designed for Pulled Pork, but don’t let the name scare you off if you are vegetarian. There isn’t actually any pork in the spice, of course 😉 It is a delightful blend of onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, mustard, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and pepper and with a generous lashing of butter, a little extra ground Himalayan Salt and some fresh onion chives sprinkled on top, we certainly had great success with our ‘pimp your corn cob’ experiment.
I used probably about a teaspoon of spice for 2 full corn cobs and let it all roll around in the butter for a few minutes for the flavour to absorb and everything to come together nicely as the spiced warmed up and the butter melted. I always seem to like just a little extra salt, but that is optional, just season with extra salt and pepper to your taste preference, and the fresh chives are great if you have them available…
Would love to hear – what is your favourite way to eat corn on the cob??