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Old 08-16-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I use raw corn frequently as part of a corn salad, along with avocado, tomato (preferably grape tomatoes, cut in half), red onion, a small squish of garlic from a press, lots of fresh lime juice, salt, a little olive oil and cilantro or basil. Trust me, it's incredibly good (we prefer cilantro).

For those who like it hot, add a little chopped fresh jalapeno. Can also add red pepper, if you want.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:39 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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I haven't seen any corn in Tucson yet that looks nice enough even to eat cooked. For me, corn has to be really fresh and really sweet to be worth eating raw. When I cook it for myself, I wrap an ear in a wet paper towel and zap it until I can smell it across the kitchen. Much simpler than boiling but not if you need a lot.
You must have missed it. I've gotten some fabulously sweet, delicious fresh corn this season. I think we live near each other and may shop in the same place. Maybe I took the best ones each time before you got there?

I just trim down any silk that is protruding and put them as is into the microwave. I usually make 2 ears at a time and they take 6-8 minutes to cook.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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Raw corn makes a great salad ingredient and a wonderful raw soup. Just whizz it in the blender with a spot of black pepper and some water. Don't make my mistake -- strain before you sip, otherwise you'll be chewing your cud all the livelong day.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:41 AM
 
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Cook it as you normally would. Put it into water, bring to a boil and let boil for 1-3 minutes depending on your prefered level of doneness. I prefer just one because I like it as fresh and crisp as I can get.
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