Here’s an easy recipe that’s quick, easy and will result in the best preparation of corn on the cob I think you’ll find…..grill it! You’ll find ton of various methods out there for grilled corn….soaked, not soaked, husked, husk on etc., but for my money I remove the husk, skip the soaking , grill the corn directly over a hot grill and baste it with butter. High heat grilling adds a sweetness to the corn you’ll never get with boiling and is superior in sweetness to grilling it in the husk, in my opinion. This recipe is also great because it’s easily modified with simple spices and seasonings. You can add virtually anything to the melted butter to add flavor…. Cajun seasoning, Greek seasoning, garlic, parsley, seasoning salt….the list is endless. So for your own sake, and for the sake of your family and friends, the next time you’re planning on making corn on the cob, leave the pot in the cabinet, and light up the grill!
- Prep – about 1 minute per cob for husking
- Cooking Time: 10 – 15 minutes
Cooking Method and Temp:
- Direct cooking
- High – 500 degrees +
- 4 Cobs of your favorite corn
- 1 Stick of butter
- 1/2 stick for basting the corn
- 1/2 stick for your guests to use for brushing on the corn
- 1/4 teaspoon of your favorite spices, or more to taste
- OPTIONAL: Wood chips (for gas) or wood chunks (for charcoal) soaked in water for 1/2 hour
- Set up your grill for direct cooking, and heat to high.
- OPTIONAL: Add your wood.
- If using gas, set-up and add your wood chip foil pack
- If using charcoal, let your coals ash over for about 1/2 hour before adding the soaked wood chunks
- Husk your corn making sure to remove all of the corn silk threads.
- Melt your butter and then add your spices
- Place your corn on the hot grate and baste it with your butter mixture, immediately turning the corn so that the buttered side is down and baste the side that is now up.
- After about 2/3 minutes you’ll want to baste the corn again and turn it 1/4 turn…..this will depend on how dark you want the corn and how hot your grill is.
- Repeat step 6 until the corn is done to your liking.