Corn on the cob is my favorite summer side dish. Because corn on the cob is so juicy, it is ideal for microwave cooking which works best on foods with high water content. Corn on the cob can be found in supermarkets, grocers, and market stalls all year round but is in season during the summer months, from May until October in the Northern Hemisphere.
You will find corn on the cob on the shop shelves peeled and sometimes shrink wrapped or naturally wrapped up in its green leafy husk. I prefer it when it’s wrapped in its husk just because it seems more natural and has had less processing. When cooking microwave corn on the cob, you can leave the husk on it. The husk acts as a natural cooking container which does a great job at retaining all of the corn on the cob’s nutrients. Because the husk is biodegradable and you’ll feel that you’ve done some good for the environment.
This recipe describes how to cook microwave corn on the cob whether you have it with or without the husk. The only difference is a quick step during the preparation which is shown in step 1.
- A microwave safe plate
- 1 Ear of corn (a corn on the cob) with or with the husk or leaves on it
- 1 knob of butter
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- If the corn has no green husk on it, wrap it up in a couple of damp sheets of paper towel. If the corn on the cob is in its husk cut the ends off to get rid of the excess leaves and straw.
- Put the corn on the cob wrapped either in its natural husk or in the paper towel in the microwave on full power for around 5 minutes.
- Peel back the paper or husk to ensure that the corn looks bright yellow and pierce with a fork to check that its nice and juicy.
To Serve Corn on the Cob
Once you have finished cooking the corn on the cob in the microwave, leave it for a couple of minutes to cool off a little. Peel off all of the husk or paper and put it on a plate. Put a knob of butter on the corn and allow it to melt in between the corn kernels before eating.
Corn on the Cob Tips
Corn on the cob can be eaten with as much or as little toppings as you wish. If you want it completely natural don't put anything on it at all and it will still taste delicious. you can, if you want, along with the butter, sprinkle it with some black pepper, chilli and lemon, herbs or whatever you fancy. If you wish to cook more than one microwave corn on the cob, you'll need to increase the the microwave cooking time by 3 minutes for each additional ear of corn.