As soon as summer approaches, most of us start looking forward to having corn. In fact, nothing can be more exciting than having corn on the cob, sitting outside on a warm, sunny day. The fun adds up when you have your family and friends around you. In majority of the cases, we boil the corn, smear some butter on it, season it with salt & pepper and eat it off the cob only. Though many people like boiled corn, there is no harm in trying something new. This summer, be a bit different and try 'grilling' corn for a change. You will surely love the smoky and sweet flavor of the grilled corn. Grilled corn is also a delight to have on a sunny day. It can be cooked within a short time and with minimum ingredients. Read on to know how to grill corn and make a yummy treat for your family.
Grilled Corn On The Cob Recipe
- 4 ears Sweet Corn, in their husks
- 6 tbsp Butter, at room temperature
- 2 tbsp Fresh Flat-leaf Parsley, minced
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- Coarse Salt
- Black Pepper
- First of all, you need to set the grill for direct grilling. Set it on high and let it preheat well.
- In the meantime, strip back the husk of the corn, starting at the top of the ear. Make sure to leave the husk attached at the stem end.
- Next, remove the corn silk and fold the husk back over the stalk. Remove the whole silk, as it will burn when the corn is set for grilling. Use the string to tie the husk, so as to form a handle for the corn.
- Soak the corn in water for about 15 to 20 minutes. Soaking enables you to cook it for a comparatively longer period of time, without burning it.
- Now, take off the corn out of water and shake it to remove the excess water. The corn should be wet and not dripping.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together butter, parsley and garlic. Beat the three together, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- When the grill has been pre-heated perfectly, lightly brush each ear of the corn with some garlic-parsley butter.
- Arrange the corn ears on the hot grate, placing them in such a way that the husks are away from the fire.
- Let the corn grill for 8 to 12 minutes or till the kernels are well browned all over. Make sure to keep turning the corn from time to time.
- Each time you turn the corn, brush it with the remaining butter and season generously with salt and pepper.
- Remove the corn from the grill. Clean off the husk and serve hot!
- Do not touch the corn that is on the grill with bare hands. It is hot enough to burn your hand.
- Be careful while operating the grill. Keep children away while grilling the corn.
- Buy a fresh corn from the market. Before buying it, make sure that you are going for the good ear, by partially peeling the husk and silk.