What techniques for cooking fresh corn in the microwave give good results? Should I peel it, should I add water, salt, butter, etc.
I've done it in the husk, when it's fresh (ie, the husk isn't dried out), but I don't like the grassy flavors that the husk imparts.
My neighbor's clued me into a box of dry wax paper sheets to cover food for the microwave (so I can be lazy and not have to clean the microwave as often), so I wrap the corn in it after it's been husked and the silk removed. I just roll in around the corn, twist the ends like the paper wrapping on taffy, then microwave it for a few seconds.
I haven't done it recently, so I can't remember exact times (and the wattage of microwaves differ, anyway) ... you just want to warm it through, though. If you were going to try to get it hot, I'd consider dropping to medium power for a much longer time, so you don't overly cook the outside, as I vaguely recall having an incident once.
Wrap in wet paper towel and microwave for no more than 5 minutes for 2 cobs, 3 minutes for 1