What’s in Season: 7 Ways to Spotlight Sweet Summer Corn

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired July 15, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

There’s nothing quite like biting into a cob of fresh corn sweetened by the summer sun. We have seven amazing recipes that will put that beautiful seasonal flavor front and center!

No. 1: Bacon, Corn and Mascarpone Tagliatelle

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This pasta features sweet, sugary summer corn as well as crisp bacon and mascarpone – sounds like heaven on a plate!

No. 2: Richard Blais' Chili-Spiced Corn on the Cob

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This to-die-for spicy corn on the cob is Richard Blais’ delish take on the corn you would find at a food cart on the streets of L.A., with the delectable addition of a prosciutto wrapper.

No. 3: Emeril Lagasse’s Kicked-Up Corn Maque Choux

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Emeril really spotlights beautiful summer corn in this slightly spicy and greatly flavorful classic Louisiana stewed corn dish.

No. 4: Pork Chops with Herb Creamed Corn

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This recipe really takes it to the next level. Juicy grilled pork chops rest atop a bed of fresh creamed corn that is thickened up with pureed potatoes. Yum!

No. 5: Clinton Kelly’s Mexican Corn Fritters

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These sweet and spicy bite-size treats are the perfect appetizer to kick off a summer cocktail party.

No. 6: Grilled Corn Polenta with Sausages and Broccoli Rabe

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This perfect and simple summer dinner features fresh corn stirred into buttery, cheesy polenta and topped with sausages and sautéed broccoli rabe.

No. 7: Tortellini Corn Chowder

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This quick and easy soup would be a perfect meal-in-a-hurry on a cool or rainy summer night. The original recipe calls for frozen corn, but of course you will use fresh!

What’s your favorite way to eat fresh corn in the summertime? Tell us in the comments!

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