It might seem silly to give you a recipe for steaming corn, but I figure most people boil it — so this is a new way of looking at a summer favorite. Try it — it’s great when you don’t want to heat up the house with a big pot of boiling water. Try it as part of this All-Local Dinner Party Menu.
- 8 ears corn
- Fill a stock pot with about 1 inch of water and place a steamer basket over it.?(If you don’t have a steamer basket, don’t worry, you can do this without one.) Stand the corn ears vertically on end on the steamer or directly in the water. Cover the pot. Bring the water to a boil. Let steam for about 5 minutes, until corn turns a bright yellow (or white). Serve with butter and salt.