In Trinidad we love eating corn, be it in soups with other vegetables or just by itself. But the two popular ways to eat corn is either boiling or roasting it. Today, I am having boil corn.
While driving down Southern Main Road, Curepe, I happened to see a van loaded with the most beautiful corn you could imagine. The plump kernels looked as if they wanted to pop out from the cob. They were so irresistible, I just had to buy two bags to carry home to boil. But boiling corn in Trinidad is a little different.
Boil Corn Trini Style
When boiling corn in Trinidad we like to add local herbs and seasonings and at times, for an added flavour, some people put a piece of pickled pigtail or smoked bone. The fresh corn on the cob boiled together with the seasonings is heavenly. You’ve got to try boiled corn trinistyle. But before we start here are some tips.
- Sweet corn will retain its sweetness much better if stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with its husk (for about 6-12months). Husk could then be removed just before preparing. Therefore, it is best to eat corn as soon as possible after it has been harvested.
- The silk on the corn is removed best by using a damp paper towel. Moisten the paper towel. Hold the towel against the cob and move the towel down the cob slowly. The silk will stick to the towel.
Without further ado here is boil corn, trinistyle. Enjoy!
Boil Corn Recipe
8 ears of corn
2 leaves big leaf thyme
1 pimento pepper
12 leaves chadon beni
2 tbsp. salt
Break each ear into two, if desired, and place in a deep pot.
Fill with water to cover the corn.
While you are enjoying your boil corn, Trinistyle, I am going and organize some more recipes for you all so see you soon. Ah gone!
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