Grilled Corn and Goat Cheese Recipes
Corn on the cob is in season and we've been having it almost daily. There's something about corn, smothered in butter and salt, that just screams 'Summer.' Add the fact that it's one of the few vegetables that my kids will eat without a fights, and I keep buying it and serving it.
While the traditional method of boiling it (and smothering it with butter and salt) is good, I was getting a little bit bored with it. I decided to try grilling corn, and to come up with a couple of new recipes. I ended up making garlic butter with goat cheese and thyme, as well as whipping up a cute (and tasty!) appetizer that involves a baguette, goat cheese, green onions and cilantro. I'll be making both recipes again, so I thought I'd share them here with you. First up, how to grill corn
1. Pull the husks back, but leave them attached to the stem of the cob. Remove and discard the inner silks.
2. Pull the husks back up so that they are covering the corn again. Soak the ears in water, be it in the sink or a large bowl or roasting pan for at least twenty minutes. This prevents the husks from burning and helps to steam the corn.
3. Grill the corn over medium heat. Turn often, until the kernels are tender and the husks are lightly charred, 8 to 10 minutes. If you want grill marks on the corn, pull the husks back and quickly sear them.
Goat Cheese and Garlic Butter
1/4 cup fresh goat cheese
2 tablespoons margarine or softened butter
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (Fresh from my garden!) or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Dash of ground black pepper
Pinch of salt
Mix together, then spread on freshly grilled corn.
Grilled Corn and Goat Cheese on Baguette Slices
1 baguette sliced into 1/2 inch slices
1/ 4 cup margarine or softened butter
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
4 green onions, sliced
1. Mix butter and garlic, then spread on baguette slices.
2. Toast in oven at 350 degrees for 5-6 minutes then remove from oven.
3. Place about a tablespoon of goat cheese on the toasted baguette.
4. Sprinkle green onions on top.
5. Shave off chunks of grilled corn and place on top of baguette.
6. Garnish with a cilantro leaf.