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Old Bay Seasoning, fresh sweet corn, and delicious cream make for one tasty treat!
‘Maryland Style Street Corn’ is my fun twist on traditional ‘Mexican Street Corn’- a dish with grilled corn, cheese, and spices.
Being that it’s summertime in Maryland, we’re adding Old Bay Seasoning to just about everything we eat, corn included. This Maryland Style Street Corn is a great way to enjoy the season’s best produce with a little taste of the Chesapeake.
Local sweet corn is popping up in farm stands everywhere, a sure sign that summer has arrived!
This week I stopped by one of my favorite farm stands to see what goodies they had in store (Lowery’s on Kent Island, for my locals). The shelves were stocked with baskets of ruby red tomatoes, tender little squash, and garden fresh green beans. Then I spied it- the season’s first haul of golden, sun drenched, sweet corn! We grabbed a half dozen ears, a strawberry snowball, and then headed out to pet the goats. That’s the perfect summer afternoon in my book.
Our family loves fresh corn and uses it in a variety of dishes, from savory, to sweet, and everything in between. Corn on the cob, corn chowder, corn salsa, and sweet corn ice cream are some of our favorites. Today I’m going to introduce you to a whole new way to enjoy the season’s best sweet corn- Maryland Style Street Corn.
To make this tasty treat, you only need a handful of ingredients- sweet corn, olive oil, parmesan cheese, Old Bay Seasoning, and cream. The cream is my secret ingredient that takes this dish over the top. I like to use Extra Thick Double Cream from the Brooklyn Creamery Company because it’s smooth, spoonable texture makes the perfect base for a grill sauce. You can read more about the tasty new line of creams from BK Creamery in this recent post (go check it out, it’s delicious)!
Begin by husking your sweet corn and rubbing it lightly with olive oil. Then carefully grill the corn until it has char marks and the kernels are tender, about 12-15 minutes. You can use a regular outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan, which is what I had to use because a sudden thunderstorm kept me inside. While the corn is cooking mix up your sauce and then in the last minute of grilling, brush a light coating of it onto the corn.
The cream melts into every little kernel, making each bite absolutely delicious and positively dripping with flavor.
If you want to take it up a notch and get a real taste of the Chesapeake, serve your Maryland Style Street Corn with a pile of freshly steamed crabs and a bucket of cold beers. Cheers to summer my friends!
- 6 ears of sweet corn, husked (locally sourced if possible)
- 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
- 9 oz Extra Thick Double Cream from Brooklyn Creamery
- 1 TBS Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 TBS Parmesan cheese
- Begin by lightly coating the husked sweet corn with the olive oil. Then place onto a hot grill or grill pan.
- Grill until the corn is evenly charred and the kernels are tender, about 12-15 minutes. Be sure to turn the corn every minute or two so that it is evenly cooked.
- While the corn is cooking, combine the cream, Old Bay, and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
- During the last minute of grilling, brush a light coating of the cream mixture onto the corn, rotating to coat all sides. Grill for one additional minute, letting the cream melt into the corn kernels.
- Serve hot and sprinkle with a garnish of Old Bay (optional). Enjoy!