Make the most of those sweet kernels in salads, soups, and all kinds of sides
Alright, so not to be too corny, but we really think corn is one of the best summer sides, on and off the cob. Sweet corn typically hits peak season in July and August, and should be purchased when the silk is golden and translucent, and the cobs feel firm and full. And just think of all the things you can do with it! Put it in a salad. Put it on another salad. Mix it up with some crab and pile it on top of your hot dog. Pair it with pork belly. Purée it for an elote-inspired soup or a cheesy dip. Heck, you can even drink your corn, if you feel so inclined. There's no bad way to eat summer corn.
Chef Chris Shepherd's take on Mexican-style street corn is served off the cob and comes together easily for a side dish that is especially great for summer entertaining, when corn is in season. Get the recipe for Grilled Mexican-Style Street Corn »