As Americans celebrate their independence on the 4th of July, many also celebrate the beginning of summer and the wonderful things that come with the season. As the old saying goes in the Midwest, corn should be knee-high by the 4th of July.
Many look forward to the summer months, anticipating the sweet, satisfying flavor of a fresh ear of corn. You usually don't need much more than a sprinkling of salt to dress up this naturally tasty food, but we have recipes for turning sweet corn into the main event. Whether you need ideas for side dishes or main courses, we've got you covered from ear to ear this 4th of July.
Vegetarian Corn Chowder
Simple Corn Salsa
Black Bean, Fresh Corn and Red Pepper Salad
Basic Grilled Corn on the Cob
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle and Lime Juice
Corn on the Cob with Spicy Oil
Salad of Romaine Hearts, Grilled Salmon, Roasted Corn, Mushrooms and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Lobster, Mango and Corn Salad in Watermelon and Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Gregory Talmont, Opus, Naples, FL
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Cherry Tomato and Corn Relish
Grilled Turkey Burgers with Corn and Tomato Relish
Grilled Tuna with Corn and Avocado Relish
Marinated Grilled Chicken with Sizzle of Corn and Tomatoes
Striped Bass with Lime, Corn and Red Pepper Relish