How To Cook Corn

How to cook corn, looking for these recipes? check this for 4 best How to cook corn: Corn three ways,Soft polenta with bacon & corn,Pesto steaks with corn salsa


Soft polenta with bacon & corn

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  • 50g rindless bacon rashers, coarsely chopped
  • 750ml (3 cups) Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 500ml (2 cups) milk
  • 290g (1 2/3 cups) polenta
  • 420g can Corn Kernels, rinsed, drained
  • 60g (3/4 cup) finely grated parmesan
  • 25g butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram leaves


  • Step 1
    Spray a non-stick frying pan with oil. Heat over high heat. Stir bacon for 5 minutes or until crisp.
  • Step 2
    Bring stock and milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Gradually add polenta in a thin, steady stream, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until combined. Reduce heat to low. Stir for 15 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  • Step 3
    Stir in the bacon, corn, parmesan, butter and marjoram. Season. Transfer to a serving dish.


Pesto steaks with corn salsa

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  • 1 x 310g can corn kernels, drained
  • 1 x 200g punnet grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh continental parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (about 150g each) beef porterhouse steaks
  • Olive oil spray
  • 75g (1/3 cup) basil, cashew & parmesan dip or bought pesto
  • 1/2 loaf (about 215g) Turkish bread
  • Baby cos lettuce leaves, to serve


  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C Combine the corn, tomato, onion, parsley, sweet chilli sauce, lime juice and half the oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 2
    Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. Spray both sides of the steaks with olive oil spray. Season with salt and pepper. Add to the grill and cook for 3 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 4 minutes to rest.
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, combine the dip and remaining oil in a small bowl. Cut the bread in half horizontally, then cut each half into quarters crossways. Spread the cut side of the bread with half the dip mixture. Place on a large baking tray. Cover with foil and bake in oven for 5 minutes. Uncover and bake for a further 3 minutes or until golden and the edges start to brown.
  • Step 4
    Divide the steaks, bread and lettuce among serving plates. Spread the steaks with the remaining dip mixture and top with the salsa to serve.


Corn three ways

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  • 4 corn cobs, husks and silk removed, cut into 5cm thick rounds

Smoked paprika salt

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Maple chilli butter

  • 40g butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

Creamy pesto sauce

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • Step 1
    Make Smoked paprika salt: Combine salt, paprika and smoked paprika in a small bowl.
  • Step 2
    Make Maple chilli butter: Place butter, maple syrup and chilli flakes in a small bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • Step 3
    Make Creamy pesto sauce Place basil and pine nuts in a small food processor. Process, scraping down sides occasionally, until almost smooth. With motor operating, add oil in a slow, steady stream. Process to combine. Transfer to a bowl. Add parmesan and sour cream. Season. Stir to combine.
  • Step 4
    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add corn cobs. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until corn is tender. Drain well. Place corn on a platter. Serve with Smoked paprika salt, Maple chilli butter and Creamy pesto sauce.

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