Add Kick to a Classic: Grilled Sweet Corn With Zesty Aioli
July 20, 2017
Oftentimes, the simplest things are the sweetest. Grilled sweet corn is a traditional side dish that adds a fresh, sweet crunch to almost any meal. A summer cookout just isn’t the same without this warm, golden treat topped with butter and salt. If you’re looking for a recipe that kicks up the flavor a notch, we highly recommend trying this recipe for Grilled Sweet Corn with Zesty Aioli.
Did you know 99 percent of the corn grown in South Dakota fields isn’t sweet corn? It’s field corn, which contains less sugar and is used to make animal feed, ethanol, oil, food ingredients and starch. To grow healthy crops like sweet corn, field corn and soybeans, most South Dakota farmers use GMO seeds. GMOs are plants that have been bred through a process called biotechnology, which adds naturally existing genes to achieve specific helpful characteristics. Farmers use GMOs because they allow them to apply less pesticides, resist harmful insects and tolerate drought. GMO foods benefit South Dakota families with characteristics like non-browning apples and healthier cooking oils at restaurants.
When selecting fresh sweet corn at your local grocery store or farmers market, look for silky, moist tassels, which are an indicator of freshness. Feel each ear through the husk for kernels that are plump and uniform. Then watch the video below to create your own Zesty Aioli Grilled Sweet Corn at your next cookout.
Need some inspiration for a dish to complement your corn? Try pairing it with Farmer Paul’s Grilled Walleye. Learn more about GMOs and why most South Dakota farmers use them.