How do you cook Corn on the cob in the pressure cooker? Its as simple as putting the corn in the pressure cooker and pressing a button. I cooked the corn on the cob in a garlicky, vegan cilantro sauce which really brought out the sweetness of the corn.
Corn on the cob is always huge in my family.
Both these recipe are good all year round, not just for summer. Why limit the delicious corn on the cob for just summer only, right?
This time, I doused the corn on the cob with a delicious cilantro and green enchilada sauce. I know that sounds so strange and you are (justifiably) skeptical.
But, I am asking you to take a leap of taste faith in me. This recipe was so good with sweet corn that I have already made it THREE times in one week.
The best part is that its totally effortless. I didn’t have to spend more than 5 minutes it. Most of the work was done by the pressure cooker!
So, please let your inner foodie adventurer take the challenge and try this AH-mazing corn on the cob recipe.
P/S: its all vegan, but, no one will care about that. Its really that good!
Can you cook frozen corn on the cob in the pressure cooker?
Yes, frozen corn on the cob cooks really well in the pressure cooker. My one huge tip is this: “DO NOT THAW” the corn before hand.
Pressure cooker will do an amazing job of cooking the corn on the cob while its frozen. So, thawing makes no sense and its a waste of time.
Also, thawed corn on the cob gets soggy before you put it in the pressure cooker and that just ruins the taste of the corn.
Keeping it frozen when you add it to the pressure cooker will make sure that the corn stays crunchy. I love that the pressure cooker will cook every corn ear evenly and perfectly.
Tips for cooking corn on the cob in the pressure cooker
Cooking corn on the cob in the pressure cooker is really easy, so, follow my simple tips to get the best tasting corn on the cob.
1) Dehusk the corn
Ok, this seems like an obvious tip. Most of you know that its better to cook the corn without the husks. Unlike on the grill, the husks will actually make damage the corn (and possibley the pressure cooker too). That goes for all the silks too.
Side not: I used to refer to the silks of corn as “hair of corn” and still do that sometimes.
2) Cut into pieces before hand
If you prefer eating the cob in smaller pieces, its better to cut them before hand. It may seem easier to cut the corn into smaller pieces after it has been cooked. But, I prefer cutting them into smaller pieces beforehand.
The corn cooks faster and evenly when its cut into pieces.
3) Use a pressure cooker safe steamer bowl
The first time I made this corn, I put the corn directly into the container of the pressure cooker. There is nothing wrong with that, except that the sauce didn’t distribute evenly.
Most of the sauce was spread out and away from the corn itself. That really sucks because I like my green sauce wrapped all around my corn!
So, user a pressure cooker safe (Affiliate link) “basket” like this one from Amazon. It will make sure that the heat stays in the container and it distributes all the sauce evenly.
4) Leave it in the cooker for a few minutes after cooking
I love this tip because it gives the corn a chance to absorb all the flavors of the sauce before I chomp on it! I gave it about 5 minutes after I released the steam before opening it.
That gave the corn enough time to stop cooking and let the cilantro sauce work its way into the corn ears and crevices.
What is your favorite tip for cooking corn on the cob in the pressure cooker?
Shopping list for making this Corn on the cob with cilantro sauce:
– 3 whole corn on the cobs
– 1/4 stalk of cilantro
– 1/4 cup of green enchilada sauce
– 2 cloves of garlic
– 1.5 Tbsp of taco seasoning (or fajita seasoning)
– 1 Tbsp of coconut milk
How to make the cilantro sauce
1) In a blender, add the cilantro
2) Add the garlic
3) Add the coconut milk
4) Add the Taco seasoning
5) Finally, add the green enchilada sauce
6) Blend on high until its a sauce consistency
P/S: If you like cilantro sauces, you must try my cilantro pesto recipe. Its really good!
How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Pressure Cooker
1) De-husk and remove all the silk from the corn. This is a really important step because some of the silk can damage the pressure cooker
2) Place the corn in the steamer basket
3) Drizzle the corn with the cilantro sauce
4)Place a stand at the bottom of the pressure cooker
5) Pour 2 cups of water to the bottom of the pressure cooker container
6) Place the steamer basket on top of the stand
7) Close the lid and set pressure valve to sealed
8) Cook on high for 13 minutes
9) When done, release the pressure valve
10) Wait for 5 minutes before opening the pressure cooker
11) You can top with a little lime juice, if you want.
12) Serve the corn on the cob immediately
What’s your favorite corn on the cob recipe?
Cooking corn on the cob in the pressure cooker with green cilantro sauce
In a blender, add the cilantro
Add the garlic
Add the coconut milk
Add the Taco seasoning
Finally, add the green enchilada sauce
Blend on high until its a sauce consistency
De-husk and remove all the silk from the corn
Place the corn in the steamer basket
Drizzle the corn with the cilantro sauce
Place a stand at the bottom of the pressure cooker
Pour 2 cups of water to the bottom of the pressure cooker container
Place the steamer basket on top of the stand
Close the lid and set pressure valve to sealed
Cook on high for 10-13 minutes
When done, release the pressure valve
Wait for 5 minutes before opening the pressure cooker
Serve the corn on the cob immediately
- Make sure you dehusk and remove all the silk from the corn on the cob. The silk can damage the pressure cooker
- Top with lime juice before serving (optional)