It’s not summer on the farm without corn on the cob. Grab some at your local farmers’ market. Spice up your corn with this tasty Cajun roasted corn recipe.
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It’s corn season here in New Jersey. It’s the one summer vegetable that many of us love sinking our teeth into. Corn is a summer staple for most of us. I think it is pretty cool that our sweet Jersey corn is shipped all over the country. That’s pretty cool if you ask me. All told, we grow about 4oo-acres of sweet corn. That equates to a whole lot of corn. Even if you are missing out on our Jersey Fresh sweet corn, that’s ok. I encourage you to support your local farmer. Shop local. Eat local. You know the deal. Help support the farmers who put food on your table each day.
I will gently hop off my “support agriculture” soapbox now. (Thanks for listening.)
This super simple Cajun Roasted Corn recipe is a delicious alternative to the classic boiled corn on the cob. Corn is ALWAYS a summer picnic staple but why not mix things up a little and try this corn recipe at your barbecue.
What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Cajun Roasted Corn?
Fresh Corn On The Cob – grab some at your local farmers’ market
How Do I Make Cajun Roasted Corn: Tips & Tricks
Tip 1: Shop at your local farmers market for the freshest corn of the season.
Tip 2: Corn retains its sweetness when cold so make sure you refrigerate it if you are not using right away.
Tip 3: You can either use a cajun spice mix that is already prepared. You can make your own by mixing 5 tablespoons kosher salt, 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 2 tablespoons sweet paprika, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon onion powder. Mix together and store in an air-tight container for future uses.
Tip 4: Be sure to brush the Cajun butter liberally over the corn. It makes it extra tasty.
How Do I Make Corn Butter: Compound Butter Recipes
Want to change up this recipe? Just add a different flavored butter to the corn. Flavored butter, or compound butter, is really easy to make. Just by adding different ingredients and spices to the butter can give the compound butter and whole new flavor. Here are some other compound butter recipes to try. (Psst….compound butter is really delicious with steak, fish and poultry too).
Garlic Herb Compound Butter:
1 stick of butter softened
1 clove garlic minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
Pesto Parmesan Compound Butter
1 stick butter softened
1/8 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pesto
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Smokey Sriracha Compound Butter
1 stick butter, softened
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon honey
Cajun Roasted Corn Kitchen Essentials
When making this Cajun Roasted Corn recipe, the following tools are helpful to have at home.
Meal Plan Game Plan
Add this delicious Roasted Corn recipe to your weekly meal plan. Here are a few other items that you can also add to your meal plan game plan too.
Main Dish: Turkey Burgers
Side Dish 1: BLT Pasta Salad
Side Dish 2: Kiwi Fruit Salad With Honey Citrus Dressing
Refreshing Drinks: Sangria Mocktail
Eat dessert first!: Patriotic Brownie Pizza
Eat dessert second! Easy Blueberry Crisp
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More Corn Recipes to Try
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- 4 ears of corn, shucked
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil.
- In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and Cajun seasoning.
- Place the ears of corn on the baking sheet. Brush the corn with the Cajun butter on both sides.
- Bake the corn for 20 minutes, rotating each ear halfway through.
Make your own Cajun Seasoning:
5 tablespoons kosher salt, 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 2 tablespoons sweet paprika, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon onion powder.
Mix together and store in an air-tight container for future uses.