....tis sweet corn season!
A young Minnesotan was selling Missouri sweet corn in town over the weekend. What is a Minnesota boy doin' sellin' Missouri Sweet Corn in Iowa??? Good question...I wondered the same thing!! It doesn't seem to matter how much the corn costs per dozen...we will pay anything for that first batch of the summer...$7.00 a dozen! Not sure if it is the supply and demand theory here or if it's the cost of gas for the Minnesotan to drive to Missouri to sell sweet corn to us here in Iowa! When our Iowa corn is ready, we will pay around $3.00 a dozen. Our Iowa sweet corn is probably a couple of weeks away from being ready. Once the sweet corn season is in full force, we will enjoy corn each & every day...or until we feel like a pig & decide we possibly cannot eat another ear. That usually happens near the end of the summer...
There is something about fresh sweet corn
& grilled food....
Sharing today, my Chuck Wagon Ribs & Sweet Corn recipes...
Chuck Wagon Baby Back Ribs
4 - 5 pounds pork loin baby back ribs
2 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup yellow mustard
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
Cut ribs into 2 to 3 rib portions. In a small bow combine pepper, salt, chili powder, sugar, onion & garlic powders, parsley and oregano. Sprinkle rub evenly over both sides of ribs; rub with your fingers.
In a large bowl, combine pineapple juice, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard & bourbon. Stir to combine.
Place rib portions, bone sides down, in a large roasting pan. Pour sauce over ribs. For a charcoal gill, use the indirect heat method for grilling ribs. Place uncovered roasting pan on grill rack in center of the grill. Cover; grill for 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hours or until ribs are tender, spooning sauce over ribs every 20 minutes.
Perfect Sweet Corn
Husk, wash and remove silk from corn. Put corn in a large kettle and fill with enough water to cover corn nicely. Add 3 tablespoons sugar & 3 tablespoons lemon juice to the water; stir to mix. Bring water to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove kettle from heat and cover with a lid. Let set for 10 minutes. Roll corn in real butter & salt and pepper the heck out of it....delicious!
Enjoy & Happy Summer!