Roasting corn in the oven is one of the best ways to maintain the flavor and sweetness of your corn. And it's very easy - you roast it IN the husk! And believe it or not, the silk and stalk are actually easier to remove after roasting. I've included a a recipe for a flavored butter in case you want to punch it up a notch.
ROASTED CORN ON THE COB
6 (or more ... or less) ears of fresh corn, unhusked
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut off the top of the husks (the grody brown part). Place cobs on oven rack and roast for 35-40 minutes or until corn is soft when you press on it. Allow cobs to cool for 3 minutes before removing husks and silk.
CHILI LIME BUTTER
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 tsp. chili powder
zest of 1 lime
Whip together butter with the chili powder and lime zest. Serve with corn on the cob.