COOK THE CORN
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the corn, and cook until it's tender and no longer raw, about 8 minutes. Drain well. (You can boil the corn up to several hours before you plan to finish cooking it on the grill or even a few days in advance; just make sure to shock the corn in ice water as soon as the ears leave the boiling water.)
MAKE THE COCONUT CREAM
Combine the coconut cream, sugar, salt, and pandan leaf in a small pot. It's fine if the pandan leaf isn't completely submerged. Set the pot over high heat, bring the mixture to a simmer (don't let it boil), then decrease the heat to low. Cover and cook until the cream has thickened slightly and is infused with pandan flavor, about 10 minutes. Remove and discard the pandan leaf.
GRILL THE CORN
Prepare a grill, preferably charcoal, to cook over medium heat; oil the grates. Or preheat a lightly oiled grill pan over medium heat on the stovetop.
Pour the cream mixture onto a large plate or platter. One or two at a time, add the corn, and rotate the ears to lightly coat them in the mixture. Grill the corn until it's lightly charred in spots, occasionally turning the ears and brushing the corn with the cream mixture (or transferring the corn to the plate with the cream mixture and rotating it again), 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve the corn with a drizzle of the remaining cream mixture and lime wedges for squeezing.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
"Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand" by Andy Ricker with JJ Goode © Ten Speed Press 2013. Provided courtesy of Andy Ricker. All rights reserved.