8 Easy Sweet Corn Dishes To Try For Midnight Cravings
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Sweet corn, also known as sugar corn or pole corn, is a type of maize grown for human use that contains a lot of sugar. A naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes that regulate sugar conversion to starch inside the maze kernel's endosperm produces sweet corn. 

Unlike field corn, which is gathered when the kernels are dry and mature (the dent stage), sweet corn is chosen when it is still immature (the milk stage) and cooked and consumed as a vegetable. Sweet corn does not store well; it must be consumed fresh, canned or frozen before the kernels get tough and starchy due to the maturation process, which turns sugar into starch.

Along with dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn, and flour corn, these are the six main varieties of corn. The USDA states that 3.43 grams of glucose, 1.94 grams of fructose, and 0.89 grams of sucrose are present in 100 grams of raw yellow-sweet corn.

In the middle of the night, indulge in your hunger pangs by trying out different sweet corn recipes. 

8 Easy Sweet Corn Dishes

1. Five-ingredient Chicken, Corn and Zucchini Meal

This is a winning one-pan meal: You can have a healthy, substantial supper for four in about forty minutes with just five ingredients: chicken breast, corn on the cob, sliced zucchini, light Italian dressing and parmesan cheese. In a baking dish, combine the first four ingredients, top with parmesan, and bake. While the zucchini softens to a wonderful, fork-tender doneness and the corn maintains its crisp texture, the chicken cooks to a lovely, juicy texture. The finest aspect? It's so easy to clean up after cooking in only one pan at midnight!

2. Mexican Street Corn 

In just 14 minutes, unleash the crispy, charred texture that comes from using an air fryer. That gives you more than enough time to prepare the delicious sauce for street corn: Lime juice, spices, and light mayo are combined to make it. Drizzle each ear with sauce, then garnish with chopped cilantro and cotija cheese. Then, without leaving your kitchen, savour the delectable flavours of Mexican street corn!

3. South-western Corn And Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet corn kernels and crisp, spiralized sweet potato noodles provide the salad's foundation. Spiralling tubers create vibrant orange noodles that sauté in ten minutes. But the corn and sweet potato aren't the only ingredients; a creamy Greek yoghurt dressing, some spiciness from red onion, and a jalapeño pepper combine to create a tongue-tingling flavour.

4. One-pot Corn And Salmon Chowder

This recipe takes less than 40 minutes to prepare and only requires one pot. It does, however, have the rich flavours of a soup that has been cooked for several hours. It has lots of nutrients from vegetables, including potatoes, sweet corn, onions, cauliflower and carrots. However, the salmon steals the show: Flaky, fresh, and bursting with heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and protein that builds muscle. You can make a pot of chowder worthy of a seaside restaurant by adding actual half and half for added smoothness, but it won't taste like it took all day.

5. Romaine Corn Salad 

It is perfect for a midnight barbecue party. A little time spent on fire makes fruits like melons and peaches sweeter. Vegetables acquire crisp, char, and increased flavour. However, tossing salad over hot coals may be the most unexpected—and tasty—twist you can pull off. Half heads of romaine lettuce brushed with olive oil acquire a delicious, savoury char that goes well with a grilled ear of corn. Both taste much better when combined with the easy tahini honey mustard dressing's sweet and nutty notes. It's a quick whisking combination of sweet, tangy, spicy, and satisfying with a hint of honey, Dijon, and tahini! 

6. Corn Dip

Without amazing dips, a late-night party isn't really a party. This sweet corn dip, inspired by Mexican street corn, will turn your next gathering into a delectable fiesta. It is made simply using avocado, red onion, jalapeño, maise, and cotija cheese, among other components. This dish combines all the flavours of street corn from Mexico into a thick and filling dip that goes well with tortilla chips or sliced vegetables. At just 215 calories per serving, it has all the flavours your tongue could want for a summertime tantalise: cheesy, creamy, spicy, and sweet.

7. Grilled Shrimp Corn Salad 

You're covered for both of your summertime loves with this salad. With the help of this easy recipe, you can intensify the flavours of pineapple and jalapeño while also firing up the grill to give shrimp a delicious sear. After everything is cooked to perfection, avocado, red onion, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, corn, cilantro and other seasonings are added. The outcome is a tasty, satisfying salad that's perfect for a light summer late-night dinner.

8. Pasta Salad with Zucchini and Sweet Corn

This is a crunchy, sweet take on pasta salad for summer that includes tonnes of corn. Garlic, cheesy parmesan, smooth ricotta, fragrant basil, and tender yet crisp zucchini chunks are all there.

It is really easy to create and goes well with favourite summertime BBQ dishes. Pair it with other summer-appropriate Nutrisystem meals, such as Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs or Marinated Steak Kebabs, for a delicious treat.

If you want something to soothe your craving or if you're having late-night parties. These corn dishes are perfect to choose. A light but indulgent snack with lots of flavours and fun.