Corn-Fed Recipes

Dinner,Featured Article,Recipes,Seasonal Foods
August 26, 2011

Off the cob and into the frying pan, sweet corn kernels star in these savory dinner dishes.

Smoky Corn and Shrimp Chowder
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About 50 years ago plant scientists at the University of Illinois discovered a supersweet gene that produced corn kernels packed with sugar. The rest is history, with Silver Queen, Super Sweet, Kandy Korn and Sweetie being found at most  farm stands.

This intense sweetness is what has made corn a new ingredient in ice cream and crème brulee, but we still prefer it buttered and salted for dinner.

However since one can eat only so much corn-on-the-cob, we’ve taken the sweet creamy kernels off the cob and matched them with sharp, salty ingredients for a dynamite flavor contrast.
—By Jean Kressy

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Smokey Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Loaded with calcium, this chowder combines smoked paprika and sweet corn and shrimp.

Chicken Maque Choux

Chicken Maque Choux

A Cajun-country side dish gets a tasty make-over with the addition of spice-rubbed chicken.

Corn and Orzo Salad with Arugula Pesto

Corn and Orzo Salad with Arugula Pesto

The arugula pesto adds a peppery bite to sweet corn.