3 Varieties of Street Corn You’ll Want to Try This Summer

Summer is the season for corn to shine. Here we take the concept of delicious street corn and mix it up with three different variations you’ll love.

Summer is the season for corn to shine, and right now we’re taking full advantage of opportunities to enjoy the sweet and hearty vegetable. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy corn aside from on the cob with salt and butter, look no further. Here we show you how to make three different versions of street corn inspired by Mexican, Italian and Japanese cuisines, which will no doubt soon become summer staples. Check out the video and instructions below!


Create Base:

6 cups corn
3 tablespoons olive oil

To create the base batch, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add corn and sauté, stirring, until warmed through, 2–3 minutes.

Create Italian Street Corn:

1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
1 tablespoon chopped basil

Take desired portion of base and mix together ingredients, adding salt and pepper as desired.

Create Mexican Street Corn:

Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon chopped chipotle in adobo sauce

Rinse cilantro and pick leaves, discarding stems. Mince ½ of chipotle pepper, reserving adobo sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, as much minced chipotle as desired, and reserved adobo sauce. Stir together the remaining ingredients, add desired portion of corn and add salt and pepper as needed.

Create Japanese Street Corn:

2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon miso paste
1 chopped Thai chile (or as much as desired)

Combine ingredients and desired amount of corn, and add salt and pepper to taste.


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