June 7, 2010 by Flora Dawn
Nothing says summer quite like grilling. And what better to grill than corn on the cob?
And I don’t mean the soak it for an hour in the husk method, I mean shuck the corn, remove the silk and slather it in some herb butter and grill it.
It is so simple, quick, and tasty to cook corn on your grill. No baskets, skewers or special equipment required.
Personally, I don’t wrap my corn in foil because I like the flavor and the grill marks that you get with the direct heat method; not to mention it reduces the cooking time substantially.
We like the flavor butter imparts, but if you prefer not to use butter, you can simply spray or coat the corn in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Grilling corn couldn’t get much simpler than this and it makes a great summer side dish. Enjoy.
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Although we like this combination, almost any herb butter would work. I did a post on flavored butters if you need some additional ideas.
- 4 ears corn on the cob, husks and silk removed
- about 4 Tb butter, softened
- salt and pepper to taste
- dash of each: onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley
- Place the corn directly on the grill grate over medium-high to high heat and grill about 10 minutes, turning as necessary to evenly brown. You don’t want to overcook it or it will get mushy, I carefully touch it or pierce a kernel with a fork to test for doneness.