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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Written By: Chris - Jun• 28•12

Grilling is in the air!  Fresh sweet corn is a sign of summer, whether it’s from the grocery store, farmer’s market, or a roadside stand.  It is a true summer treat and a vegetable every one of my kids enjoys!

It is simple and delicious and goes perfect with burgers or just about anything else you might be preparing on the grill!  Recently when the kids were joining us for dinner, we decided to make some corn on the grill in the husk.  We cooked them directly on a hot grill and because we soaked them for a while before placing them on the high heat, the husks protect the corn from getting dried out.

Ingredients:

4-6 ears fresh Corn, in their husks (one per person)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Kosher Salt
Butter, for serving
Salt & Pepper

Start by cutting some of the “hair’ off the end of each husk with a kitchen scissors.  Also shorten the stem so they will fit evenly into a bowl of water.  Stir the salt & sugar into the warm water until dissolved and soak the corn in their husks for at least an hour.  Rotate the cobs from time to time during the soaking time.
Prepare your grill (gas or charcoal) by pre-heating to a high heat temperature (about 400-500°)
The corn will take about 20 minutes, so time it along other items that you may be preparing on the grill.  Place the corn in their husks on the hot grill. Close the over and turn the cobs occasionally, until the husks are charred on all sides

Once all sides are charred, remove corn from grill.  Allow the corn to sit for about five minutes.  Recruit the young adults waiting for dinner and have them use a paper towel to protect their hands while removing the hot silks and charred husks from the corn.   Serve hot as a side dish with butter and seasoned with salt & pepper!

We enjoyed this beautiful grilling day with a nice Pine Ridge Merlot!  YUM!

Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

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  1. […] Bill suggested that I add some sweet corn that was hanging out in the fridge.  I usually prefer to grill corn on the cob, but although it is mid April in Minnesota and we were experiencing another crappy snowy and rainy […]

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