ANUGA new product launch: Corn ribs

22 September 2023

Corn has always been a staple in many cuisines, but the method of quartering them lengthwise to produce "ribs" is gaining traction.

Corn ribs: an Emerging Trend

Why Corn ribs:

  1. Innovative Presentation: This unique cut offers a novel way to present corn, making dishes stand out on the menu and on social media, which is crucial in today's digital age.
  2. Optimal Sauce Absorption: The increased surface area of corn "ribs" means that seasonings and sauces cling better, leading to a richer flavor experience.
  3. Perfect Bite-Size: Unlike traditional corn on the cob, which can be messy to eat, corn "ribs" offer a more manageable and trendy way to enjoy corn.

Preparation Methods:

  1. BBQ: Medium heat, cook till warm and golden brown.
  2. Oven: 10 to 14 minutes at 200°: A bit of oil, salt, and perhaps some herbs, and the corn "ribs" can be oven-roasted to caramelized perfection.
  3. High speed oven: 2,30 minutes at 260°, 50% microwave.
  4. Air-fryer:10-14 minutes at 200° until golden brown.

Incorporating Fresh Frozen Corn "Ribs":

  • Ideal for sharing: 5-8 pieces.
  • Side dish: 3-4 pieces.
  • Starters & Snacks: Seasoned and grilled corn "ribs" can be a fantastic appetizer or a side to main courses.
  • Salads: These "ribs" can be grilled, sliced off the cob, and incorporated into salads for added texture and flavour.
  • Mains: Tossed in rich sauces or spices, they can even be the centerpiece of a dish, especially in vegetarian or vegan meals.
corn ribs parmesan

Target Market:

  • Events/party catering
  • Festival catering
  • Fastcasual & QSR restaurants
  • Fastcasual sharing
  • Fine dining sharing
  • Veggie-vegan concepts
  • BBQ-Grill restaurants
  • Buffet restaurant
  • Allyoucaneatrestaurants
  • Pubs
  • Schools, highschool & university
  • Company catering

Corn ribs : how to season, serve, tips & tricks

  • Corn ribs need to be cooked from frozen!
  • So, it's a good idea to steam, cook them briefly before seasoning them.
  • Seasoning will stick better on defrosted corn ribs.
  • It is also possible to season them after baking.
  • To let them bend very nicely, you need high temp. so think about your seasoning => some do burn faster than others.
  • Taste variation: the sky is the limit:chili, lime, Asian, Mexican, smokey,cheesy, sweet, salty, Mediterranean…
  • Often served with a dip, yoghurt, cheddar, mayo-based…
  • As a side dish (burger, grilled meat, vegetarian/vegan dishes...) or sharing
  • Easy to cut into 2 pieces if customers prefer smaller portion.
Ardo corn ribs bbs sauce