Cooking corn in coconut milk is an easy, guilt free and tasty way to spice up the boring boiled corn. Infused with fresh thyme, this creamy corn on the cob dish is a perfect addition to a vegan and gluten free diet.
With corn being so abundant during the Summer season, anyone can make their own versions of "boiled" corn and be sure to enjoy it.
What Does Adding Milk to Corn Do?
Adding cow's milk or coconut milk to corn can add a creamy and slightly sweet flavor to the dish. It also helps to enhance the overall richness and depth of the flavors. Coconut milk is often used in various cuisines, such as Thai and Indian, to add a tropical twist to dishes.
What Do You Do With Canned Coconut Milk?
There are many ways to use canned coconut milk! It can be used as a base for curries, soups, and stews to add a rich and creamy texture. It can also be used in desserts like coconut rice pudding or coconut milk ice cream.
Additionally, you can use it to make creamy sauces for pasta or as a substitute for dairy milk in baking recipes. The possibilities are endless!
Try My Vegan Mango Ice Cream Recipe, made with coconut milk and fresh mangoes.
Different Types of Corn Grown in New York State
- Jester - Yellow and White
- Sundance - Sweet Yellow Corn
- Tuxedo - The second type of sweet corn discovered has no starch in the kernels, only sugar
How to Cook Corn in Coconut Milk?
- The first step is shucking the corn, removing the husk and silk to reveal those beautiful kernels.
2.Once shucked, we can move on to the next stage: cutting the kernels off the cob. This can be done by placing the cob upright on a cutting board and carefully slicing downwards. Now that we have our corn kernels, it's time to simmer them in the creamy coconut milk.
3. We'll bring the coconut milk to a gentle boil and then add the corn kernels, allowing them to cook and absorb all the flavors.
The simmering process allows the corn to soften and release its natural sweetness, while also infusing it with the rich creaminess of the coconut milk. As the aroma fills the kitchen, you'll know that something truly delicious is about to be created. So let's grab our pots and pans and get ready to simmer our way to corny perfection!
Jamaican Side Dishes Recipes
Corn Cooked in Coconut Milk
- Can Opener
- Small Pot
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring Spoons
- 1 Can Organic Coconut Milk 14 oz
- 3 Ears Corn on the Cob
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon Optional
- 1 Sprig Thyme Optional
- Shuck each ear of corn, removing the husk and silk to reveal those beautiful kernels,
- Once shucked, wash each ear of corn to remove any remaining silk and break each ear of corn in half.
- Place the 6 half ear of corn in a small pot, but large enough for the corn to lay flat.
- Add the coconut milk and salt, along with the optional ingredients if desired.
- Place the pot with all the ingredients on medium flame, stirring occasionally. Cook for 15 minutes or until the coconut milk thickens.