How To Puree Corn
Corn puree is served with many gourmet dishes and adds an exotic twist to ordinary recipes. Learn to puree corn at home and serve your friends and family delicious gourmet recipes like scallops with corn puree. Corn puree can also be served with chicken, crab, clams, prawns, and girolles. It is simple and would be ready in no time at all.
Principle behind Corn Puree
Fresh corn has to be cooked prior to pureeing. Raw corn is hard and does not puree well. Once boiled, corn softens and purees into a smooth paste.
Steps to Puree Corn
- Select corns with plump and tightly arranged kernels from market.
- Remove the husks and corn silk completely.
- Stand corncobs on a cutting board and using a knife slice down to separate corn kernels.
- Boiling – In a saucepan, take some water. Add corn kernels into it and bring to boil. Let cook for about 20 to 25 minutes until kernels are soft and tender.
- Steaming – Place corn kernels in a vegetable steamer over a pot of boiling water. Let steam cook covered for 20 minutes.
- Microwaving – Put corn kernels in a microwavable bowl and cook on high for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Transfer cooked corn kernels into a blender and process to a smooth paste.
- Sieve the corn puree using cheesecloth to get rid of any remaining whole kernels.
Corn puree is mixed with other purees like carrot puree to make an excellent baby food. Consistency of the puree can be adjusted using cooking water or milk.
Learn how to make corn puree at home, try out recipes like the one in the video, and surprise your friends the next they come over.
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