Grilling corn on the cob is a super easy way to use up those fresh summer veggies! Sweet corn with a slight char is the perfect summer veggie.
Grilling corn on the cob is a great way to bring two great summer aspects together. Corn on the cob and grilled foods are pretty traditional ways to enjoy summer and this recipe a simple and delicious way to enjoy summer in every bite.
With grilled corn, you not only get the cooked yellow kernels bursting with flavor in every bite, but you also get a little smokey flavor thanks to the grill.
The char lines also add to the appearance and flavor so well that you don’t need much to make this recipe. In fact, you hardly need anything-it’s so simple.
While you can choose to grill your corn with the husks on or off I personally like grilling with the husks off.
When you know how to grill corn on the cob with no husk, it’s hard to go back to the husk method. While it’s easier to remove a husk from a cooked cob, there’s more flavor in a cob cooked without that green outer layer.
If you don’t believe me go ahead and try this recipe and then try it with the husk on, it’s a no brainer as to which one is better. This recipe for how to make grilled corn is hands down the best.
How to grill corn on the cob, no husk
- Heat your grill to medium high heat (about 450F degrees).
- Rub each husked cob with olive oil.
- In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, and garlic powder then divide and rub the mixture into each oiled cob.
- Place the prepared corn cobs on the heated grill and make sure to leave at least 2 inches of space between each.
- Rotate the cobs every 3 minutes or so until they are evenly and lightly browned all of the way around.
- Serve and enjoy.
How long does grilled corn take?
Grilling corn doesn’t take too long and can be cooked pretty quickly. The olive oil helps to hold the seasonings on and heat the corn while it’s cooking so that it’s evenly grilled.
The biggest thing is to make sure you keep an eye on your corn because you don’t want to overcook it and make it turn out dry and chewy.
Can you freeze grilled corn on the cob?
Yes, you can freeze grilled corn. Simply let the grilled corn cob cool down to a safe and manageable temperature so that you don’t burn yourself and then cut the kernels off of the cob.
Spread them out on a baking sheet and flash freeze for about an hour until they’re solid. Then place them in a baggie or airtight container until you’re ready to use.
Simply reheat them on the stove by steaming them and enjoy with a future meal. They may not still be “on the cob” but the grilled corn flavor is still present and enjoyable.
What goes with grilled corn?
What doesn’t? Grilled corn is so great it can be an incredible veggie side dish for any good summer meal.
Next to a full roasted chicken, skewered chicken, pork roast, or pulled pork sandwich, there are so many options available and you have all summer to come up with some creative combinations!
How to Grill Corn on the Cob
- 8 cobs corn husked
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Heat grill on medium high, about 450ºF.
- Rub olive oil on each cob of corn.
- Rub with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Place on grill, leaving at least 2 inches between each cob.
- Rotate about every 3 minutes, until evenly and lightly browned all the way around.
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