I've used frozen corned and smoked it to make a smoked corn soup.
Recipe was something like this
Two 32 oz bags of frozen corn
One full head of celery, 5-6 large onions
These were chopped and sauteed in butter while the corn smoked.
The onions, celery and 3/4 of of the corn were pureed with some chicken stock. Some cream was added for texture and the last 1/4 of the corn was added for texture as well. Rich, creamy with a hint of smoke