The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob

Who new The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob was so simple?  Grilled to juicy kernel perfection, slathered in mayonnaise, and topped off with bacon, cilantro and a dash of parmesan, this is a must summer side.

grilling corn on the cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Once you have tried The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob you won’t want to eat your corn any other way.  It truly is a grilling game changer and the topping options are endless.  I will admit I was slightly intimidated by grilling corn, but your guys, this really is simple.

The most important thing, besides picking out the sweetest corn (we will get to that in a minute) is soaking the corn in cold water for 30 minutes before you grill it, husks, ties, the whole shebang.  It help the corn retain moisture and prevent the husks from going up in smoke.

How do you choose an ear of corn? (without peeking)

  • One of the biggest mistakes we make is pulling the husks back and exposing the corn to the air and elements.  We don’t want to do that.
  • You want to look for corn that is tightly wrapped, that the tassels or silk at the end is brown and feels a little sticky.  If the tassels are black then the corn is an old ear.
  • Also feel the husk, it should feel damp and be nice and green.
  • You can also run your thumb along the outside of the husk and feel the kernels.  They should feel firm and plump.

corn on the cob on the grill

Grilling is one of my favorite things to do, and man does it make food taste sensational.  This grilled corn on the cob is dynamite.  Just spread some good ole fashion mayo on it while its hot and watch as it absorbs into the kernels making them flavorful and delicious.

But then you top it off with bacon, cilantro, some grated parmesan and this is the flavor you never saw coming!

How do you grill corn on the cob with husks?

This is exactly where my intimidation for corn came in, but by doing just a few simple and easy steps, your corn will come out amazing.

  1. Once you have picked out the juiciest corn on the planet you are ready to pull the husks back.  Don’t pull them off, just pull them to the end of the corn.
  2. Then just take some cooking twine and tie them so the husk all stay together.
  3. Place them in cold water and soak for 30 minutes.  This help the corn retain its juicy moisture. Season the corn with garlic salt and pepper.
  4. Now you are ready to grill.  Place the corn on a grill that has been heated to 400 degrees and sprayed with nonstick grill spray.
  5. Grill for 15-20 minutes, turning in 5 minute increments until the corn is bright yellow and kernels are tender and slightly charred.

How long do you grill corn on the cob without husk in foil?

If you would rather use foil to grill your corn here is a simple method to follow:

  1. Shuck the corn and remove all silk.  Soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Use large enough pieces of foil to wrap tightly around each ear of corn.  Lay the corn on the foil and top with a tablespoon of butter.  Then wrap the foil around the corn.
  3. Place on the grill heated to 400 degrees and cook for 18-20 minutes, turning often to cook all sides.

If you are using the foil method you need to try this Herb Compound Butter to top your corn with.  It is has so much flavor you won’t need to add anything else.

how to cook corn on the cob on the grill

Don’t be intimidated by grilled corn anymore.  So start shucking and get to grilling, this is The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob you don’t want to miss.

Grilling doesn’t have to be difficult, but it should always be delicious.

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The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob

Who new The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob was so simple?  Grilled to juicy kernel perfection, slathered in mayonnaise, and topped off with bacon and cilantro this is a must summer side.

Ingredients:

  • 5 ears of corn, husk pulled back and tied
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • Grilling nonstick grilling spray
  • Cooking twine, cut into 3 inch pieces, ends trimmed

Directions:

  1. Carefully pull back husk to stem of corn and tie together with cooking twine.
  2. Place in a cold water bath for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill to 400 degrees and spray with nonstick grilling spay.  Season corn with garlic salt and pepper and place on grill.  Cook for 15-20 minutes, turning in 5 minute increments.
  4. Once corn is done, remove from grill and spread evenly with mayonnaise, season with more garlic salt and pepper to taste and top with crumbled bacon, cilantro, and a dash of parmesan cheese.  Serve warm.

267 calories/serving

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Who new The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob was so simple?  Grilled to juicy kernel perfection, slathered in mayonnaise, and topped off with bacon, cilantro and a dash of parmesan, this is a must summer side.
Who new The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob was so simple?  Grilled to juicy kernel perfection, slathered in mayonnaise, and topped off with bacon, cilantro and a dash of parmesan, this is a must summer side.

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