How to make grilled Corn on the Cob
When we have a cookout, we like to try to spice things up a bit, especially when on vacation (like we are today!). Burgers and hot dogs are great (the kids certainly love them!), but there’s more you can throw on the grill.
Here’s some inspiration for what you can prepare for your next cookout, whether it’s a night for enjoying a classic burger, a delicious steak or having a fun clambake for your seafood-loving friends… or even a traditional cookout, like we’re having tonight.
I like to cook the corn in the foil & then take it off just long enough to get a little bit of color.
I like to season the grilled corn and I have found two recipes that I like:
Two Seasoning Recipes for Grilled Corn on the Cob:
1). Cilantro + Lime
On each piece of corn, spread 1-2 Tablespoons of butter onto it. Now you can sprinkle it with parmesan cheese or add a little minced fresh cilantro (my favorite!). Squeeze a tiny bit of lime on top.
2). Garlic + Thyme
Mix butter, garlic, thyme salt, and pepper together. Rub about 1 Tablespoon of the mixture on each ear of the corn. Sprinkle with a little parmesan & parsley.
Directions for Grilled Corn:
- Take your corn and peel the husk off.
- Remove the silk from it. (This is a great activity for your kids. Our kids actually ask me if they can ‘peel the corn’ for me, so I send them onto the porch with corn, a large bowl, and a garbage can.)
- Rinse it well.
- You can either leave them big or cut each piece in half.
- Season with one of the seasoning recipes found above.
- Now wrap each piece individually in foil.
- Grill the corn for 18-20 minutes (heat it to 350-400 degrees)
- Optional: You can take it off, unwrap it and place the corn back on (without the foil) for a minute longer, to let it get the grill marks.
- Serve it immediately. This is always a family favorite!
You can add a little fun with these adorable corn-on-the-cob holders!
Grilled Corn on the Cob: Wrapped in Foil
Here is the finished product if you used the seasonings that I mentioned above (I do this for 1/2 of the corn because my husband and I love it this way, but our kids prefer it plain).
When you’re done with your grill, just roll some foil sheets together and scrub the grill grates clean of any leftover grease and build-up.
You can also cook corn it in a cooler with these directions:
- Shuck your corn.
- Place in a clean cooler.
- Pour two pots of boiling water over the corn.
- Close the lid
- Let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Drain cooler (do not open lid).
- It is warm & ready to eat for 2-3 hours. (perfect for a picnic)
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