Corn on the cob is one of the most favorite food that we enjoy this time of the year.
Grilled to perfection and topped with love, grilled corn on the cob is just part of what the summer barbecue is all about.
EASY! Grilled Corn on the Cob
Have you ever noticed that corn is just about the one thing that we can all agree upon when it comes to a summer barbecue?
Corn is that yellow vegetable that American’s seem to love.
Besides being wholesome and good, corn has some nutrients that we enjoy. Corn is a great source of iron and an excellent source of Vitamin B-6 and Magnesium.
Living in the middle of corn country, I can tell you that it is a big deal when the corn gets harvested.
Many towns will have a huge festival that is centered around the harvest of corn. Hot buttered ears of FRESH sweetcorn is a very popular treat.
What do you put on your grilled corn cob?
Probably the most popular corn topping is butter along with some salt. Salted and buttered grilled corn really is a favorite and for a good reason. Salted and buttered grilled corn is so easy to make and so easy to enjoy. The toppings can be brushed on while grilling or after removing the corn from the grill.
You could also make a butter topping that includes herbs.
For 4 ears, melt one stick of butter with 2 tablespoons or herbs and add some salt.
I really enjoy a garlic butter corn topping.
Simply melt 1 stick of butter with 2 cloves of garlic that have been minced or cut small.
Lemon garlic topping
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil + 2 tablespoons of butter + 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice (or lime!)+2 cloves of garlic that have been minced or cut small. Salt as needed.
Finally, the sweet grilled corn topping.
Melt 4 tablespoons of butter with 1 tablespoons of sugar or alternative of your choice. Add salt to taste if desired.
How to grill corn on the cob
Preparing the corn:
- They say the trick to grilling corn on the cob is to pull the outer husks down without removing them.
- Then remove the ‘silk’. You can pull the silk off by hand and then use a damp paper town to wipe off what remains.
- Replace the husks to their original position prior to removing the silk.
- Soak your cobs in cold salter water for about a half hour.
How to grill your corn on the cob.
- For best results, use an area of the grill that has medium heat- away from the direct heat.
- Remove each ear of corn from the cold water where it was soak and shake off the water.
- Place each ear of corn on the grill. You will be grilling for about 20 minutes, rotating each ear every five minutes.
- Remove each ear of corn, open the husks, and add your toppings (corn may be hot- be careful)