This post was sponsored by Sunshine Sweet Corn as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I love corn on the cob. Along with Jersey tomatoes, fresh corn is a staple at my house in the summer. I am lucky to live in an area where we have multiple farmers markets in warmer months, but what about the warmer months of April and May when local fresh corn isn’t available yet? Fortunately I discovered Sunshine Sweet Corn a few years ago, and it has my go to corn ever since.
Sunshine Sweet Corn is grown in Florida, making it available in supermarkets months before local fresh corn is. Not only is it easily found for spring recipes, but the corn is also non-GMO, which plays an important part in my shopping decisions.
There are plenty of delicious recipes on the website to inspire you, from ice cream to bread to dinners. This Beer Boiled Shrimp with Fresh Corn is one of my favorites and a sure crowd pleaser. It is not only a fun dish for a pot luck picnic, but also an amazing and simple dinner to make any occasion.
We usually have a beer or two in the refrigerator, but if not this recipe can be modified. The best part about this recipe is you can substitute water for beer and the recipe will still work the same! If you are out of beer or just prefer not to cook with alcohol you can still enjoy this recipe.
- 1 bottle (12 oz) ale or beer*
- 1 onion, cut in 8 wedges
- 2 Tbsp ground seafood seasoning blend
- 4 small thin skinned (not baking) potatoes
- 4 ears Sunshine Sweet Corn, husked and cut into 2 inch pieces
- ½ small cabbage, cut into 4 wedges
- 1 pound unpeeled large shrimp**
- In a large saucepot, combine 6 cups of water, the ale, onion, and seafood seasoning. Bring to a boil.
- Add potatoes, cover and boil until barely tender, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the corn, cabbage and shrimp. Return to a boil and cook until cabbage is tender and shrimps pink, about 15 minutes.
**I peeled the shrimp before cooking to save time before eating but the original recipe cooks without peeling first.