Serves 4 6 litres water 1 cup sugar 1 cup salt 1 chicken, quartered 8 cloves garlic 2 corn on the cobs
, cut in halves
Main, Mali Thomas with the corn on the cob
bought from KFC Rhuddlan that had a corn borer caterpillar inside (inset) Main pic: STACEY OLIVER
A nice way to cook corn on the cob
is over a barbecue.
The Simply Better Corn Butterer from Jaccard and Talisman Designs' Butter Girl, the sister to the Butter Boy, handles the messy application of butter to corn on the cob
The cost of the Westerner Buffet Dinner is $45 per person, and includes herb broiled chicken, Tex-Mex barbecued spareribs, three salads, fresh fruit, corn on the cob
, garlic mashed potatoes, homemade corn bread and strawberry shortcake and peach cobbler for desert.
But instead of cracking open a tin of the golden maize, I prefer to celebrate with a delicious, fresh corn on the cob
The Finer Points: When buying fresh corn on the cob
, select ears with closefitting green husks, golden silks and plump kernels that are tightly spaced and extend all the way to the ear's tip.
The corn picker they use must leave the corn on the cob
- the modern, strip-the-corn-and-break-up-the-cob-type won't work.
There is nothing that can compare to the taste of fresh-cooked corn on the cob
, sprinkled with salt and dripping with melted butter.
For great-tasting corn on the cob
without the butter, try a generous spritz of fresh lime juice and a shake of chili powder.
Considered one of the ephemeral delights of summer because its sweet taste fades so fast, corn on the cob
also ranks as one of the great challenges to food scientists seeking to preserve its fresh flavor.