I have a question about the recipe "Summer Weekend Pasta" from Amanda Hesser. Do you cook or blanche the corn i this recipe?
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I made this just last night using zoodles and pancetta instead of pasta and bacon. I scraped the corn into a bowl (with a smaller bowl inverted inside the larger bowl to use as a stand) so as not to lose the juices and poured it right into
the hot "pasta" raw. The heat of the pasta just barely cooks the corn. It's a fabulous recipe.
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Yes, just as Susan W said, no need to cook the corn in advance -- the heat of the pasta warms it through just enough.