Got my first fresh corn of the season at the farmer's market and a friend told me she puts hers in the microwave, with the husk and silk still attached. She nukes them for 3 minutes and it is perfectly done, and very easy to remove the silk which of course is always a PITA. I tried it the other night and found that yes, it's very easy, but the taste seemed a bit, well, deflated and the silk was still a bit of a hassle. I did it again last night for 3 1/2 minutes and the silk came off much easier, but no improvement in taste. It could have been the corn itself but I've bought from that stall before and when cooked traditionally, the flavor was always exceptional.
Any thoughts on cooking corn this way? I'll probably pick up some more at the FM this weekend.