Sweet Corn Four Ways

Sweet Corn Four Ways

We all probably know how to cook sweet corn. But try these unique methods for a new way to eat grilled corn-on-the-cob. And for a bonus – they’re all recipes cooked on the grill, so they won’t heat up your house during the summer season!

 

Simple Grilled Corn

Ingredients

  • 6 ears sweet corn
  • butter
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to 500F.

  2. Trim the silks off the tops of the corn, but don’t shuck the ears.

  3. Place the ears on the grill and turn the flames down so they won’t touch the ears.

  4. Grill for 30 minutes, turning every ten minutes.

  5. Remove from grill and let cool for 10 minutes.

  6. Taking care to avoid steam burns, peel back the husks and spread with butter and salt.

  7. Serve immediately!

 

Mexican Street Corn

Ingredients

  • 6 ears sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 lime juiced
  • chili powder to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove corn husks but leave the core attached. Grill corn turning once on a hot grill or a cast iron pan until the corn starts to char slightly. Take care not to burn the corn too much!

  2. In a small bowl, mix mayo, sour cream, and cilantro. Take the corn off the grill and slather with the mayo mixture. Squeeze lime juice over corn and sprinkle with parmesan and chili powder.

  3. Serve immediately.

 

Honey Butter Sweet Corn

Ingredients

  • 6 ears sweet corn shucked
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove corn husks and cut off the ends. 

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter and honey. Slather on all sides of the corn and season with a bit of salt and pepper.

  3. Wrap corn securely in aluminum foil, twisting the ends. Grill for about 20 minutes, or until tender.

  4. Unwrap the corn, discard the foil, and grill directly on the grate for a few minutes until the corn starts to char slightly.

  5. Brush additional honey butter over corn and serve while hot.

Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn

Ingredients

  • 6 ears sweet corn
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1-2 cloves garlic peeled and whole
  • 2 tsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 7 Tbsp butter softened
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove corn husks but leave the core attached.

  2. Drizzle the garlic bulb with oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Grill garlic for about 15 minutes.

  3. Brush 3 tablespoons of butter all over corn cobs and grill, turning so each side of the corn gets a slight char, about 15-20 minutes.

  4. Remove corn and garlic from the grill, and cover corn to keep it warm.

  5. Open the garlic foil and let cool, then add 4 tablespoons of butter, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and mash and mix well.

  6. Spread garlic butter over corn and sprinkle parmesan and basil over the top.

  7. Serve immediately!



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