Easy Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob.
It is Fresh Sweet Corn on the Cob Season in our part of the world!
Corn is a vegetable we rarely eat – except in the heat of summer when it is fresh and sweet and bought the same day it was picked from a local farm stand.
After being in Arizona for a week recently, where it seemed everything we ordered had grilled or roasted corn in it (even a delicious deconstructed Caesar Salad), I had corn on the brain.
We had always boiled our sweet corn on the cob, but I fell in love with the magically charred kernels we experienced on our Southwest trip, so we decided to grill it this time.
O.M.G! We LOVED it! Oh how easy! Keep the heat outside by using the grill. And save clean up time with no pots of boiling hot water.
When I buy corn on the cob, even though is only the two of us now, I buy a full dozen. We usually only eat about half of it, so we cut the rest off the cob and either freeze it in Ziploc bags for a fresh corn treat in the winter or save it for using in other recipes or reheating another day that week.
Here is how we did it. Quick, easy, and oh so delicious!
By the way – I think the mistake many people make with corn on the cob is OVERcooking it. Sweet corn on the cob truly tastes its best when you just cook it long enough to heat, but retain its wonderful sweetness, crunch and flavor. Also, don’t look for the biggest ears of corn. They could likely be tough. Look for smaller, young, tender ears, and buy them from the farm or farm market – not the grocery store, where it could be several days old. There is nothing like eating corn the day it is picked!
Roll it in some butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper for even more yumminess, but when you get fresh, sweet, seasonal corn, it barely needs anything else!
Here is how we made it.
Easy Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob
- 1 dozen fresh ears of corn on the cob
Heat grill to approximately 450 degrees F.
Husk corn, and clean of the silks as best you can. Rinse under cold water.
Place cleaned ears of corn directly on grill for 5 minutes. Turn and grill for another 5 minutes.
Serve immediately with sweet butter, salt, and pepper.
Cheers & Hugs,