Thai Creamed Corn

By • August 2, 2011 • 33 Comments



Author Notes: This recipe is inspired by Andy Ricker's Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob with Salty Coconut Cream. It was featured in the Oregonian, and I instantly was entranced. http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2008/06/recipe_detail.html?id=7669&search=coconut%20corn&
I've altered the recipe into a creamed corn with a kaffir lime perfumed coconut milk cream.
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Serves 6 to 8

  • 4 medium to large ears of sweet corn
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large kaffir lime leaf, bruised
  • 1 cup lite coconut milk
  • handful cilantro, chopped (optional garnish)
  1. Remove husks and silks from corn. Cut kernels off corn with whatever technique you prefer. Set aside.
  2. Using the dull edge of your knife "milk" the cobs into a shallow dish or pie plate. Stand the cob on end. Holding your knife with the dull edge against the top of the cob, scrape downward, collecting the kernel bits and juice in the dish. Discard cobs, and set dish aside.
  3. Heat canola oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering and just starting to smoke. Carefully add the corn kernels, and quickly distribute them in an even layer. Don't stir until you can see browning around the edges of some kernels, about 2 minutes. Stir and allow corn to cook for an additional minute. Turn heat down to medium (gas) or medium-low (electric.)
  4. Sprinkle corn with salt, then create a space to put the kaffir lime leaf onto the pan surface. Allow to cook for 30 seconds, then add the coconut milk and corn kernel bits and juice. Allow to cook for several minutes, stirring once or twice. The liquid should simmer and reduce some, but the corn should retain some freshness and crunch.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired. Serve immediately.
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Tags: Southeast Asian take on creamed corn, sweet and salty

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almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Love this HLA!! Every few months I focus on an ingredient I haven't worked with much and for the last several months it's been coconut milk. Thanks for this recipe!!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I love coconut milk. You should definitely make the coconut milk cajeta recipe too (either with the chocolate for fondue or on it's own.)

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almost 3 years ago Oui, Chef

A brilliant recipe, and lucky me, I just scored some kaffir lime leaves!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, OC! Let me know if you get a chance to try it. I really love the kaffir.

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almost 3 years ago Midge

This is brilliant hla! Expecting some corn in my CSA box tomorrow and I think I know what I'd like to do with it now.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, Midge! That's quite a compliment especially from someone like you.

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

I don't even know where to begin to tell you how great this creamed corn (something I don't usually go for) sounds, and the photo is so fresh and inviting!!! Thanks for sharing your creation, Sara!!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, lapadia! It's definitely a bit different than classic creamed corn.

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almost 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

This sounds simple and so delicious. Corn and coconut milk sounds like a match made in heaven. Saved -- and hope to try this recipe soon (that is if I can easily source kaffir lime leaves)!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I hope you can find them!

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almost 3 years ago This Little Piggy (Lisa)

Sounds divine.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, Lisa!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

ok. instant drool.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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LOL!

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almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

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YUM!!! Allow me to repeat, YUM!!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, 5&S, thanks!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

I love your Thai flavors here!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, BKR. There's something about kaffir that just sings Thai.

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

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Yum HLA! I bought a little kaffir lime tree so I am ready to roll on this - maybe tonight with my Finger Lickin Chicken!!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, aargersi! Now you just need to grow some lemongrass (which you can root from a bundle from the Asian market!)

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

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I will grab some next time! Zieker also has some in her yard, and I have a key :-)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Ohhh, lucky! You should convince zieker to let you take a division from her plant. http://blog.oregonlive...

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Yum!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Indeed, mrslarkin!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Love this HLA, sounds absolutely fantastic.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, sdebrango!

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almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Wow! Even though it's 4am here, I may have to run out to whole foods in my jammiesto get that kaffir lime leaf! Seriously planning to have this at the barn today for the rider's lunch. A fresh corn dish every day, yesterday was the corn and pasta which I thought would be hard to beat...now I'm not sure!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Wow! You're either up incredibly late or early. Do you sleep?? Let me know if you get a chance to make it.

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

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Can we come ride with you? If we bring snacks?

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almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

snacks provided by me...so saddle up and ride over! last month we had Leslie Law, this week Lauren Keiffer...top level riders need food to refresh and sustain them. Unfortunately did not find kaffir leaf at whole foods but substituted lime zest and lemongrass. Absolutely fab recipe Sarah!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Glad you liked it, lg! I hope you'll try it again if you can find kaffir leaves.

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

This is simply outstanding! Love the kaffir lime.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, gingerroot! The kaffir lime is lovely, like a more herbal version of lime.