This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and was a great recipe to use up some of the fabulous corn that’s around right now! Basically it’s (ideally) fresh corn kernels cooked in a skillet until slightly charred with some miso paste and butter. Dorie adds za’atar (and suggests using marjoram, oregano, thyme and a few sesame seeds if you don’t have za’atar) and some cayenne pepper as well.
This was tasty but honestly I don’t think it needs both the za-atar and the miso – flavours felt a little muddled and I found myself wanting more of the miso. I will probably steer in the direction of a furikake (a spice seasoning sprinkled on top of rice, made from dried fish, chopped seaweed and sesame seeds – alo suggested by Dorie as an alternative for those wanting more Japanese flavours) next time I make this (likely this weekend as we have MORE corn from our organic veg box delivery!). Would also be good with just the za-atar on its own which I might try too. In any case, it’s always good to have new ideas for corn up my sleeve as mostly I just end up roasting the cobs in foil on the barbecue (which is also good!) because I can’t think of what else to do!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s So Good Miso Corn on page 216 of Everyday Dorie.
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