Sweet Corn Relish Recipe

It's corn season, so I wanted to create something local and seasonal!


Yields for 24 oysters

  • 1 ear sweet corn in its husk with the silk trimmed at the top 
  • 1 ½  cups rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 1 tbsp sliced chive

 24 Wellfleet Oysters


In a 350 degree oven, roast the corn in its husk for 45 minutes, or until the edges of the husk begin to brown. Remove the husk from the oven and allow to cool without peeling it.

In a bowl, combine the vinegar, honey, pepper, onion, and chive. Once the corn is cool, peel it and slice off the kernels. Add them to the vinegar mixture and let it stand for 2 hours before serving. Use it to top a briny oyster, such as a Wellfleet or a Chincoteague.