As a kid, corn was always a favorite summer treat, especially during our 4th of July celebrations. Years later when I was teaching garden-to-table cooking to 30 children at a free camp at Swindler’s Cove on the East Harlem River in NY, offered by Bette Midler’s NYRP, we made this corn together, celebrating summer and the fun of dipping your lime into a sweet-n-savory rub and making that corn sizzle! Little did they know that the lime also helped their growing bodies absorb the niacin in that corn better! Hope your family enjoys this fun and good for you treat at your 4th of July BBQ.
- 4 corncobs
- 1 lime cut into quarters
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- To get the spice rub ready, measure all the ingredients and mix with a fork in a bowl.
- Cut the lime into four pieces.
- Roll each slice of lime around in the spice rub. You will use this lime piece to rub your corn.
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Place the corncobs in and cook for 5 minutes. Drain corn on paper towels to dry and then serve with the lime spice rub. Enjoy!
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