A favorite side in the summer is grilled corn on the cob. It’s delicious, easy, and fun to eat. A friend came over for lunch and I decided to make some cheeseburgers and have the corn as the side dish. It came out perfect; great way to catch up and clean up was quick.
How To Grill Corn
Grilling corn isn’t hard and with a little bit practice, you can have delicious side with about 15 minutes of grilling. Prepare ahead by soaking the corn in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes with the silks removed (but keep the husks). Shake off excess water. The rest is easy:
- Heat your grill to medium.
- Place the corn on the grill, close the cover, and grill for about 15 minutes.
It’s really that simple. The corn came out so sweet with kernels looking like they were about to burst. When we visited a friend last year,they topped their corn with a bit of paprika. It was a nice touch of flavor, but you can also add something else to your corn.
Making Garlic Butter
I don’t think corn on the cob tastes as good without some butter on it. With grilling it has to be even bigger, like smearing it with some garlic butter. If you want to whip up a batch before your next party here’s
- 2 sticks slightly softened butter
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1 small to medium sized lime
Combine the butter and garlic in a food processor and process until smooth. Squeeze a lime to your taste. I feel with the garlic, the butter just needs a hint of lime.You can also add habaneros to your butter for a spicy kick.
I’d love to hear from you. If you have grilled corn on the cob how do you serve it?