I can walk into any grocery store and immediately I’m reminded that it’s summer. All I see is charcoal, watermelon, and mustard as I pass the first few end caps and displays. Heading over to the produce section, I am hit with all fresh fruits and veggies that are available only when it’s the peak of summer and that’s what I’m looking for! It’s the first place I go whenever I go to the store because that’s where a dish is really made.
Meats are almost always the star of a dish. I try really hard during the summer months to find ways to make side dishes shine. If I don’t have something awesome to go with my protein, then I just have food on a plate. But if I have something that just wows myu taste buds to accompany the star on the plate, I’m a happy home chef!
The number one veggie that screams summer to me is sweet corn. It’s rare to find in mass on a shelf any other time of the year. I love it raw, grilled, boiled or any other way you can think to cook it. Because I don’t have access to a grill, I have to get creative with how I cook all the summer favorites. So when it comes to sweet corn, I broil it to get those beautifully cooked kernels with just a hint of roasting!
For this recipe, I actually broil the corn and then cut it off the cob to mix in all kinds of goodies to make a spicy, tangy addition to any meal. It goes great with steak, chicken, or any other protein that you love.
Prep Time: 5 mins // Cook Time: 15 mins // Makes 5 servings
- 5 ears of Sweet Corn
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1 oz Mexican Shredded Cheese
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- ½ tsp Chili Powder
- Juice from ½ a Lime (about 1.5 tsp)
- Preheat oven to broil and set your rack to the top most option.
- Melt the butter in a small dish in the microwave.
- Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick spray. Also, take about 18” of tin foil, fold it in half and then make a boat out of it by scrunching up the sides so that an ear of corn fits perfectly inside.
- Pour melted butter in the boat. Roll each ear of corn in the butter and place on the cookie sheet.
- Roast in the oven under the broiler, rotating about every 5 mins (3 turns). Keep your eyes on this since no two ovens are the same.
- Once the corn is done, pull it out of the oven and let it cool just enough so you can handle it to cut off the kernels.
- Trim all the kernels off and put in a bowl.
- Mix in the cheese, seasonings, and the lime juice.
- Serve with some extra lime slices for just a little bit more tang!