Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob just shouts summer.  I don't think a BBQ in the summer is complete without corn on the cob.  While everything else is on the grill, why not throw on the corn?  This recipe is simple, and the corn comes out juicy.  It always helps that it's basted in butter and sprinked with salt and pepper while it's cooking.  Added bonus- The husk serves as a handle to turn the corn while it's grilling.
 Grilled Corn on the cob:
fresh ears of corn
butter, softened
kitchen string, yarn, dental floss... something to tie the husks together

Get ready corn huskers!  Start shucking the husk, husking the husk, pulling away the green stuff.  Don't pull it all the way off though.  You want it to stay attached.
 Tie the string around the husks and remove any strings on the corn. 
 Preheat the grill  to medium-high heat.  Place the corn on the grill with the husks hanging off the edge of the grill grate.  While it is cooking, baste it with butter and sprinkle on salt and pepper.  Turn the corn every 3-4 minutes, basting after each time.  The corn is done when you poke a kernal and it squirts you in the eye. 


  1. What do you think is the total cooking time?

  2. 12-15 minutes. Sorry! I should have added that in. You could also boil the corn (without the husks) in water for about ten minutes first and just grill it about 1 minute on each side to get the grill marks. Either way, it'll be delicious!