August is an exciting month for us at 3 Guys from Brooklyn. As a 24/7 produce market located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, we pride ourselves in sourcing the freshest and locally grown produce for our customers. This month, we are pleased to announce that our corn is at peak freshness and we want to highlight our locally sourced options, especially those from New Jersey farms. As food experts, we are excited to share with you the different flavor profiles of fresh corn and provide 3 to 4 popular ways it can be prepared for everyone to enjoy.
First, let's talk about the flavor profiles of fresh corn. The sweetness of corn comes from the natural sugars that start converting into starch as soon as it is picked. This is why it is essential to get fresh corn that has been recently harvested. Our locally sourced corn is picked at the perfect ripeness, providing the sweetest and most flavorful experience.
Now, let's dive into some popular ways to enjoy fresh corn. One classic way is to simply grill it. Brush it with some olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally until charred. Another way is to boil corn on the cob in salted water for 3-5 minutes until tender. Serve with butter and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for a delicious side dish.
For those looking for a little more excitement, why not try a corn salsa? Combine fresh corn kernels with diced tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and lime juice for a refreshing and flavorful salsa. It's perfect for dipping tortilla chips, serving over tacos, or adding to grilled chicken.
Last but not least, corn can also be used in a creamy and comforting corn chowder. In a soup pot, sauté diced onions, garlic, and potatoes until softened. Add fresh corn kernels, vegetable broth, and simmer until tender. Puree with an immersion blender, and stir in heavy cream and crumbled bacon for a deliciously rich and hearty soup.
At 3 Guys from Brooklyn, we are excited to showcase our locally sourced corn at peak freshness. We hope this blog post has inspired you to try out some new ways to enjoy fresh corn. Whether you prefer it grilled, boiled, or used in a salsa or chowder, there are plenty of options to satisfy your taste buds. As always, we are committed to providing the freshest produce options for our customers, and we hope you enjoy our locally sourced corn as much as we do.