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Do you that Corn is a Frugal Side Dish?
Grilling corn on the cob imparts a smoky taste to the sweet summer vegetable, which works well with burgers, beans, ribs, salmon, and, of course, the great outdoors. We’ll show you three simple methods to grill corn on the cob and offer our favorite recipes to try.
Top Tips for Grilling Corn on the Cob
- Always start with the freshest corn you can find. Corn begins to lose its natural sugars and convert them to starch as soon as it is taken off the stalk. So, a corn cob gathered the same morning you want to grill will be sweeter (and less mealy) than one picked a day or two earlier. Picking up a couple of ears of fresh corn from your local farmers’ market or farm stand is the best way to ensure freshness. Look for green husks that are firmly wrapped. Learn more about selecting the perfect ear of corn.
- The dilemma is whether to soak or not to soak. Some people feel that soaking maize in water for 15 minutes before grilling adds a little additional steam power.
- Want the flavor of grilled corn but don’t want to bite on the cob? Not a problem! After grilling your corn, place it vertically over a plate or dish, pointed end down, and scrape the kernels from the cob with a tiny, sharp knife. Serve it on its own or in a grilled corn salad.
How Long Should I Grill Corn on the Cob?
The main area of the corn which is in contact with the grill is not very big. To make sure that you have cooked the corn evenly you have to tend to your cobs and keep rotating them regularly at small intervals.
It depends on how much hot your grill is, turn the corn every 1 to 2 minutes.
Keep watching the kernels to start deepening in color, but do not let them get black. A basic equation of barbecuing is black=burnt=garbage. Total cooking time will be between 10 -15 minutes
3 Ways To Grill Corn On The Cob
There are three delectable (and delectably simple) ways to cook corn on the cob. Start by heating up your grill to medium-high heat and gently oiling the grates, no matter which technique you use. The time it takes to grill corn on the cob depends on the method you use and how hot your grill is. In general, grill the corn for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping regularly, until it’s perfectly soft. Allow the corn to cool for a minute or two before eating it, and serve with more butter, salt, and any other preferred sauces on the side.
Let’s start grilling – it’s time to pick your favorite method.
Corn On The Cob Grilled In The Husk
Grilling corn while it is still encased in its husk helps to keep moisture in, resulting in a juicier ear of corn. Personal choice dictates whether the silk is removed before or after grilling. Peel back – but do not remove – the husk, pull off the silk, and smooth the husk back up to remove the silk before grilling. Alternatively, after grilling, simply peel the entire thing. Don’t worry: the husk will fully roast, but the soft kernels within will steam nicely and the silk will easily peel out.
Corn On The Cob Grilled In Foil
A little extra effort at the start will result in a less tangled disaster in the end. Simply remove the husk and silk from the corn (this is a terrific activity for kids to help with, especially if you’re outside) and wrap the corn in thick aluminum foil thoroughly. Before wrapping, rub the cob with flavored butter, herbs, or salt if desired. The nicest aspect about this approach is that the aluminum foil keeps the corn warm for longer, which is very useful if you’re preparing for a large group.
Grilled Corn On The Cob Without Husks
Simply shuck the corn and cook it immediately on the grill for delicious char and caramelization on the cob. Because it isn’t covered by a husk or a piece of foil, the corn will cook faster, so keep an eye on it and stir it regularly. Chef John gently boils the husked corn before grilling it for a few minutes until it’s wonderfully caramelized. Before serving, he sprinkles the corn with a flavorful combination of mayo, lime juice, Chile powder, and smoky paprika to give it a fiery Mexican-style finish. To learn how to make this, watch the video.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Can we grill corn on the cob without foil?
Ans: The answer is yes, you can grill corn by placing it directly on the grill. The only important thing is to watch the corn closely so it does not overcook or the corns pop.
Spray the grill grates with a non-stick cooking spray and clean the corn of the husks. Place the corn directly on the grill and turn when the corn kernels start to get dark (approximately every 2-3 minutes).
Continue to rotate until all the sides of the corn are cooked through. This usually takes around 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the corn.
Q2: Do we have to soak corn on the cob before grilling?
Ans: No, it is not important to soak corn on the cob before grilling. Simply clean it, season it, and then it is ready to cook. Thats it!
Q3: How hot should the grill be?
Ans: Corn is not a low and slow dish. So your grill should be medium heated. Some people crank up the flames or stoke the coals until they’re white-hot, but I think it’s better to rein it in a bit and aim for medium-high for better control
To Wrap it Up
If it’s corn season, we hope you have delicious cornmeal soon and put your new skill to use! Corn grilled over the grill is really tasty, and you’ll want to eat it frequently during the all-too-brief window of opportunity.