Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Grilled Corn on the Cob



Being without a kitchen does make one rethink how to cook dinner! It is the season for fresh corn and we did not want to miss it! I usually cook corn on the cob in a large pot of boiling water. Never again. I have had grilled corn before but don't usually make it this way.
I know you can grill corn by soaking it, pulling out the silks and grilling right in the husks. But I thought grilling in foil sounded easier and safer- I didn't want any fires!
Anyway, such an easy way to make corn but the realy draw is the flavor. So incredibly sweet and flavorful!



Grilled Corn

Husk and clean corn cob.

Place on large square of foil. Rub with butter and season with salt, pepper and perhaps a sprinkling of some smoky BBQ rub or simply some smoked paprika.

Wrap well with foil so butter will not all melt out.
Place on Med hot grill and cook, turning every 4-5 minutes, for about 20-26 minutes. The time depends on the size of the kernals and the freshness of the corn. Turning often ensures less browning. Open one foil after 20 minutes. If the  corn is brighter in color and it smells done it is ready to come off the grill.It should not be overly soft as grilled corn tends to firmer on the outside when it is done.  

This corn can be kept warm in foil while you grilled the rest of dinner. Do be careful, it is very hot! Let it cool once it is open



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10 comments:

  1. I've never tried it with the smoky BBQ rub, but that sounds delicious! We have corn on the cob in the fridge just waiting for the grill, so I will try this out!

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    1. :D YOu could try that bacon flavored smoky salt on it. If it is good on popcorn it could be good on corn on the cob.

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  2. As far as I am concerned this is the best method for cooking ears of corn-yum! It is a great idea to use bbq rub, I never thought of that. No doubt it makes for some flavorful corn-yum!

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  3. I have never done it on the grill... lovely!! :)

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  4. PS... hoping the fires are out where you live. :)

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    1. Thank you. Fires are 15% contained, so much better than it was!! It was such a frightening fire, growing by thousands of acres overnight and having two fronts at once. But now it is getting under control. Sadly, it is not expected to be totally "out" until late summer/fall but it could be pretty contained much earlier we hope!!!

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  5. hi denise, enjoying reading your blog. sorry to read about the fires. hope it doesn't get out of control. like the idea of grilled corn with a rub on it, sounds lip-smackingly good.

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  6. Thank you, fff. the fire did slow a bit but now has jumped across the river and highway to a beautiful and heavily populated area. Still it is not as raging as it was.
    As for the corn, it is quite good. I can't remember eating corn on the cob in England, do you grow corn over across the pond?

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