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Your mission this week
#TasteAB Mission Inspiration: Eat fresh Alberta corn
For this week's inspiration, we went to the heart of Alberta corn, Taber, Alta., and talked with David Jensen of Jensen’s Taber Corn, which has been in business for more than 35 years. "Taber corn is the best in all of North America," David says proudly. "The growing season, high heat, soil and irrigation all help combine to make delicious corn." When you're looking to purchase corn, take a look at the husk to make sure it isn't dry and the corn kernels aren't shrivelled or dented. "Taste the corn raw," David recommends. "If it tastes good raw, it will taste even better cooked." His favourite way to enjoy corn is cooking it in the microwave while still in the husk. "Put it in the microwave for four minutes per cob and rotate it halfway through." To top the corn, he puts some Alberta butter, salt and pepper on the cob.
If you're inspired to use local ingredients to complete your mission this week, let us know by also tagging your mission #tasteab for an extra chance to get in the paper! Here's some local inspiration from your fellow Gastroposters.
To complete this week's mission, our partners at Save-On-Foods want to help by sharing a recipe for grilled corn. Serve alone as a side dish, or remove the corn from the cob and toss with your favourite veggies and vinaigrette for a roasted corn salad.
1. Peel back and remove husks.
2. Rub butter, then grated parmesan and chopped garlic all over corn, then place each ear of corn in foil.
3. Wrap each package tightly and grill on medium heat on the barbecue for 20 to 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
4. Unwrap corn and sprinkle with salt and pepper — or some chipotle chili pepper for a kick!
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