I usually grill fresh corn-on-the-cob, but I thought I’d try something a bit different and boil it instead. I wasn’t going to let all that great corn flavor disappear into the water and leave me with bland corn. Nope, a little spiced corn on the cob was in order. By simply adding a nice hot pepper (or two, really) to the water while you cook the corn, you infuse the cobs with a great spiciness. And the butter doesn’t hurt the flavor either, that’s for sure!
Don’t add too much water to the pot when simmering the corn. The more water, the more diluted the flavors will be, so add just enough to cover the cobs. If Scotch bonnet peppers scare you, just substitute jalapenos. No need to stem them, seed them or chop them. Just toss them into the pot. Spiced corn on the cob can be as spicy as you want it to be.
This recipe is also a great way to make spicy kernels to use in other dishes. Just cook like it says below and peel, cut or scrape the kernels off the cobs.
Also try my corn cob pops.
Spiced Corn on the Cob
- Cut corn ears in half and place into a large pot.
- Add just enough water to cover the corn.
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Cover and reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 30 minutes, rotating corn on occasion.
- Remove from pot, let cool slightly, and serve.
Nutritional values are approximate.