French Fridays with Dorie: Boulevard Raspail Corn on the Cob

from Around my French Table Blvd Raspail Corn on the Cob on eatlivetravelwrite.comIt’s been a little hectic since I got back from France just over 2 weeks ago. I had a few quiet days to myself then last weekend I headed off across the country as a guest of Via Rail on The Canadian (more about this soon but you can check out my iPhone pictures from along the way here!).  So I was thankful for an EASY “non recipe” French Fridays with Dorie recipe this week (Boulevard Raspail corn on the cob, p 336).

Dorie suggests roasting the corn in the oven still in their husks but hey, when it’s summer….

Dorie Greenspan Blvd Raspail Corn on the Cob on eatlivetravelwrite.com

We left these on for about 30-40 minutes at 400˚F (if you can trust the thermometer on our BBQ)…

French Fridays with Dorie Dorie Greenspan Blvd Raspail Corn on the Cob on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Honestly, the revelation of this week was how easy they are to shuck when they are hot. I might never boil corn again….

French Fridays with Dorie Blvd Raspail Corn on the Cob on eatlivetravelwrite.com (um, yeah, they are hot though – don’t forget to wear oven mitts!)

Shucked corn Dorie Greenspan Blvd Raspail Corn on the Cob on eatlivetravelwrite.com

We ate these slathered with butter and sprinkled them with fleur de sel mixed with piment d’espelette.

Around my French Table Dorie Greenspan Blvd Raspail Corn on the Cob on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Simple. Satisfying.

A quick shoutout here to Teresa (@onewetfoot) who I had the pleasure of meeting in Vancouver yesterday on my 36 hour visit . We chose Beaucoup Bakery as our meeting spot and enjoyed some treats we think Dorie surely would approve of 😉

pastries from Beaucoup Bakery

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17 Responses to French Fridays with Dorie: Boulevard Raspail Corn on the Cob

  1. Mr. Neil August 23, 2013 at 07:57 #

    Simple, and glorious in-season ocal corn. Yum.

    For a Mexican twist, go a bit heavier on chili and add a splash of lime zest. Amazng how it just adds a nice new refreshing twist on a Canadian summer classic.

  2. Liz August 23, 2013 at 11:19 #

    We DO love the non-recipes, don’t we? How fun you were able to meet up with Teresa!!!

  3. Coco in the Kitchen August 23, 2013 at 13:47 #

    BBQ corn is the best, esp if you take the husk off and set the kernels right onto the fire.
    Then dunk the ears into a vat of salt water. OMG YUM

  4. Rose August 23, 2013 at 14:39 #

    How fun to get to meet a fellow Dorista. Looks like she took good care of you 🙂

  5. Ruthy @ Omeletta August 23, 2013 at 18:22 #

    There is nothing better in August than hot corn on the cob, especially when it’s grilled. That piment d’espelette sprinkled on top looks like it was the best part. It’s like a spicier paprika, am I right?

  6. yummychunklet August 23, 2013 at 18:25 #

    I definitely approve of those treats!

  7. Diane Balch August 23, 2013 at 18:57 #

    I was impressed too at how easy they were to husk hot. Love your very French seasoning.

  8. Betsy August 23, 2013 at 21:49 #

    The grill is a good idea, though I’m not sure how to judge the temperature on a charcoal grill (no thermostat). Looks like you and Teresa shared some delicious pastries. Nice!

  9. ayu | the spicy lemongrass August 23, 2013 at 22:48 #

    Gah!! Your corn looks so lovely!! And all of those French treats make my mouth water.

  10. Cher August 24, 2013 at 06:12 #

    Your corn pictures are lovely of course, but I am super intrigued by your train trip to Vancouver – your pictures have been great. When do you sleep 🙂 (I am super excited about seeing Vancouver next month…)

  11. Geraldine Saucier August 24, 2013 at 13:11 #

    Love th treats. Dorie would definitely approve.

  12. Teresa August 24, 2013 at 15:24 #

    They were really easy to shuck once they were roasted. Our weather has cooled down considerably since Thursday, so I’ll be using this method tonight for the rest of my stash of Chilliwack corn.

    It was really lovely to meet you and Beaucoup Bakery was a perfect venue for the visit. Now, if we could just add a few more Canadians to the group…

  13. Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva August 25, 2013 at 00:32 #

    Great fun! How nice to have a mini – Canadian meet up! The little bites you had look quite heavenly, which is saying a lot for someone who gets migraines if they eat chocolate –

  14. Cakelaw August 25, 2013 at 02:59 #

    How lovely that you and Teresa caught up. Your corn looks delish. I am grateful for the non-recipe too – I am frantic at the moment.

  15. Mary Hirsch August 25, 2013 at 21:48 #

    Your corn looks great but the pastry looks even better. I certainly would expect you two gals to find the perfect place to meet and hang out. I just know it was wonderful. When I met John and Susan Lester for dinner, it was so much fun, so much to talk about. Being from Iowa where we just slather that butter on our corn, I’ve never considered fleur de sel mixed with piment d’espelette but I certainly will try it now..

  16. Tricia August 27, 2013 at 06:42 #

    Love that you met up with Teresa – and that bakery looked fab !!! Now for the corn. Kudos for opting for the grill – I have to try that since the roasting was such a hitnat my house. I am ashamed to say I have only ever boiled ours and reading other posts on grilling and microwaving has my interest piqued. Can’t wait to check out your trip pics 🙂

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