Five-Spice White Corn on the Cob

I was watching this cool, new show on the cooking channel and while the host was making a long-winded, complicated dish (and was quite the cutie pie), I perked up when I saw him make corn on the cob.  So, I attempted to replicate (without using a grill and omitting the lime) what he did and I can honestly say it was finger lickin’ good. This is the simplest recipe ever! While it is simple, the flavors of the naturally sweet white corn and the five-spice powder in your mouth will make you never eat corn with butter again. 


4 ears white corn, husked
1 tablespoon five-spice powder*
Sea salt
Canola Oil spray

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Lightly salt the water.
  • Break each corn ear into two cobblets. 
  • Add cobblets to the boiling water and boil for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from water and drain on paper towels. Once dry, transfer to a plate.
  • Lightly spray each cobblet with canola oil spray, and sprinkle with five-spice powder and sea salt.
  • Serve immediately**.

*Five-spice powder is a traditional Chinese seasoning. It used to be difficult to find, but now it can be found in most grocery stores.
**Corn goes fabulously with Spicy Peach Chicken Breasts.

Servings:  4 servings
Calories: About 77 per serving.