Summer is a great time for summer barbecues, picnics, and fast fresh meals. It’s also a prime season for corn, and the much sought after corn-on-the-cob as a vegetable side to your favorite grilled meals. Boiling corn however, can be a time consuming task. Waiting for water to boil, removing corn husks, and cooking the corn, turning as you go, straining the corn…not exactly a quick meal side. Which, is ridiculous seeing as it’s just one ingredient. Meanwhile, all that heat in your kitchen is NOT helping with your air conditioning bill, either.

What’s magical about corn is that the husks themselves can act as a steam bag. So don’t peel those corn cobs! Leaving the corn in the husk, makes for a perfect steam bag to cook them perfectly in the microwave. Place the whole corn in the microwave, husks on, for 4 minutes. Then remove (careful, it’s hot!) and cut off the cob end, then grip the husk end, and squeeze out! You’ll be shocked at how clean the corn comes out, and how cooked to perfection it is. No straining, no watery texture, no overdone flavorless squish. Perfection. Plus, all that time you saved on not having to shuck corn, is time to sip sangria on the deck. If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is.

Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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