If you spread softened butter on corn on the cob, it melts and tucks into every nook and cranny, which is why it's always a crowd favorite. But you see, goat cheese does the same thing.
Why This One Topping Is Enough
Nice and soft, it gets even creamier and more luscious when it melts on warm corn. And choosing the herbed variety means on top of that classic tangy flavor, you're also going to get a wallop of herby goodness that complements the sweetness of corn with just one ingredient.
How to Cook Your Corn
Before you can utilize the herbed goat cheese, you of course have to have some perfectly cooked corn on hand. Here are three ways to make it happen.
1. Boil it.
The most classic way to cook corn — boil for three to five minutes in a big pot of salted water.
2. Microwave it.
This mostly hands-off method calls for leaving the corn in their husks and microwaving them on high power for four to six minutes.
3. Grill it.
If you already have the grill going, toss your corn cobs on for about 15 minutes, turning frequently for smoky, charred results.
This series shows you how to use a single store-bought ingredient — one you often wouldn't expect — to liven up your food. To celebrate the sweet summer corn that's taking over the market, we encourage you to go beyond butter and use one of these ingredients to give your corn on the cob a jolt of flavor.