While a quick trip to a vat of boiling water and a touch of butter perk up your fresh-picked ears, here are a few more ways to adorn fresh, summer-sweet corn.
parmesan-pepper corn coblets
Cut 2 cobs in half, microwave on high for 5 minutes (or until tender) and allow to sit, covered, for 1 minute. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and brush on each ear of corn, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper.
Grill, boil or microwave corn on the cob (2 cobs cut in half). While corn is cooking, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and mix in 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon parsley, a pinch of salt and ground black pepper to taste. Brush butter onto corn before cooking.
grilled honey-Dijon corn
In a small bowl, mix together 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter and 1 tablespoon each honey and Dijon mustard. Preheat grill, add cobs to grill (2 cobs cut in half) and grill over medium heat for 6 minutes. Brush with honey-Dijon mixture and grill 4 minutes more.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and mix in 1/4 teaspoon chili powder. Brush on two prepared corn cobs.