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Seriously Simple: Enjoy this innovative take on grilled corn

Diane Rossen Worthington, Tribune Content Agency on

Author Faith Kramer has given readers a Middle Eastern tour of delectable sauces for grilled corn in her new book “52 Shabbats.” She has traveled the world and collected corn memories from many lands, including China, Jordan and Mexico to name a few. She settled on Middle Eastern ingredients as the foundation for these delicious sauces. I’ve never thought of drizzling anything on my grilled corn, other than butter, so this was a welcome and delicious surprise.

Each of these suggestions has both great flavor and texture, and you can drizzle simple sauces like pomegranate molasses or silan (date syrup). Try one of these sauces below or try them all. It will be so fun to change it up at your next barbecue.

Middle Eastern Grilled Corn

Serves 4 to 8

For the spice mix:

1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried mint

1/2 teaspoon ground sumac


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