Photos by James Ransom (left) and Sarah Shatz
The ancient Mayans worshiped corn as an essential and sustaining crop, and we’ve met many a picnic-goer who cultivates the same reverence for these knobbly ears.
Corn can be used in a myriad of ways -- grilled whole in the husk; zipped off the cob for a raw salad; puréed with fresh herbs for a light soup; or even steeped in cream and frozen for an unexpected icy treat.
We'd be willing to bet the sweet corn dishes below would delight the gods. How would your preparations measure up? Share your worship-worthy tips and recipes for this versatile summer staple in the comments section below. Remember, if you choose to upload a recipe (and we hope you will), please mention it in your comment.
Some of our favorite recipes with sweet corn:
Warm Grilled Potato Salad with Arugula, Fresh Corn and Charred Scallion Vinaigrette
Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Corn and Cilantro
Crunchy Coconut Corn Fritters
Corn on the Cobb with Feta and Herbs
Summer Corn Chowder (pictured above, right)
Dilled, Crunchy Sweet-Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing (pictured above, left)
Want more seasonal recipes? Check out last week's post: Your Best Ideas for Summer Squashes.