How to Grill Corn

Learn How to Grill Corn the Easiest Way for Your Next BBQ Bash

There is nothing much to learn in how to grill corn, as it is the easiest as well as tastiest food you can opt for. Read on to find some great tips mentioned below, to help you grill some summer corn!
When it's summer, the first thing most of you would do is set the grill in the backyard, prepare some lemonade or sangria and grill some corn and steak! Corn recipes are surely one of the simplest foods to cook and the yummiest to eat, with not many additions required.

Therefore, when you feel like eating a light meal or a snack, just bake or grill a corn and your steamy delicious meal will be ready in no time. More than baking, people like the crispy taste of grilling it with butter and garlic melted on it.

How to Grill Corn

Without Husk

There is a very different taste that develops while grilling corn on the cob in the oven, without the husk. Since it is subjected to direct heat, the kernels get charred and crispy giving it a slight barbecued taste. It is also easier to observe it without the husk, you can also make sure it doesn't over burn.

Ingredients
  • 4 ears sweet corn in their husks
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Coarse salt and black pepper
Directions
To start with the process of grilling corn, you have to set up the grill and preheat it. Carefully remove each layer of it, to fashion it as a handle around the stalk (like peeling a banana). In a mixing bowl, place the butter, garlic and parsley and whisk it till it form a creamy and smooth mixture. When the grill gets heated, brush the corn with the butter mixture and position them on the grill such that they are away from the fire. Do this by rotating the corn continuously, as it tends to get burnt very fast. Also keep brushing them with the mixture, so that the flavor seeps into the kernels. Once your crispy corn with buttery kernels are prepared, serve it hot and steamy with tomato sauce.

In the Husk

Grilling corn by keeping its husks doesn't mean you don't have to clean the corn ear before preparing it. The husks are covered, only so that the ear doesn't come in direct contact with the fire, yet it is cooked in the steam trapped in the husks with the flavors. Find grilled corn on the cob in the husk recipe below.

Ingredients
  • 4 ears sweet corn in their husks
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • Ground paprika
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Set the grill or oven to high heat and prepare the corn while the grill gets ready. Peel the husk off the corn and fold it backwards like in first step of the earlier recipe. Wash the corn ears thoroughly in warm water to remove all impurities. Brush the ears with butter, salt, pepper and paprika evenly through the ears. Fold the husks back onto the ears to cover them. You can also use foil to cover them. Then place them carefully on the grill to make sure they are not directly heated. Cooking corn on the cob takes less than 10 minutes, with constant rotation for even heating. Remove the foil or the husk only before serving it, as this maintains the softness of the kernels and keeps it warm.

With these delicious recipes on how to grill corn with and without the husks, I am sure you are waiting to make them yourself. So, give your family a yummy treat with a light cornmeal for their taste buds!