sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn ~ Garrison Keillor
Corn is a quintessentially American staple. Just like the potato and the tomato, corn or maize, was brought back to Europe from Central America by the Conquistadores. In actuality corn is a Mexican grain, and can be found in many indigenous recipes. While here in England we really only roast, grill, or barbeque the whole cob and serve it with butter. Canned corn is a second choice to canned peas for us.
Maize / Corn is the most grown cereal grain in the world, and the most sprayed with glyphosate, so always buy organic corn if it’s available. Most corn isn’t eaten by humans anyway ~ it’s fed to animals, makes bio-diesel, and that wonderful stuff high-fructose corn syrup.
If you’re growing your own corn, plant it in a block not in rows, and grow it alongside kale, peas, or beans.
Our first corn recipe this week is from Andrea at Cooking with a Wallflower. Her Small Batch Shrimp Boil is tossed with half-cobs and served in a buttery garlic sauce.
Small Batch Shrimp Boil
From Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest we have these great looking Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Corn Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers, looks tasty.
Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Corn Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Cookie + kate bring us these Sweet Corn Salad Wraps; simple, healthy, vegetarian, and tasty. What a great lunch on a warm summer day.
Sweet Corn Salad Wraps
I was looking for a Mexican street recipe and I found Mexican Street Corn Bowls at Damn Delicious. Chungah is good at street food.
Mexican Street Corn Bowls
Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats can always be relied upon to produce something interestingly pretty. This Coffee Crusted Strip Steak with Herbed Corn Salasa ticks all the boxes.
Coffee Crusted Strip Steak with Herbed Corn Salsa
Our collection this week is from epicurious; 79 Corn Recipes to Enjoy All Summer Long. Featured is this utterly simple, no fuss, always welcome, Grilled Corn on the Cob with Salt-and-Pepper Butter. Nothing easier or better. Who says they can’t cook? Anyone can make this.
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Salt-and-Pepper Butter
growing corn is highly mechanised
including scary crop-dusters