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How-To Grill Corn On The Cob In Direct Heat

By Edited Jul 4, 2014 0 0

Grilled Corn On The Cob
I personally don't know many people who don't love a tasty corn on the cob on a nice summer's day, especially fresh off the grill. There are two ways to cook corn on the cob on the grill.

1. Using tinfoil filled with butter and seasoning
2. Placing the corn directly on the grill and cooking it with direct heat.

As much as cooking corn on the cob with tinfoil is technically grilling, you don't get any grill lines, no smoke touches the corn and you might as well be cooking the corn in your oven. It just doesn't give you the fresh off the grill look or taste.

On the other hand, people are paranoid that if they grill their corn straight on the grill, they will burn it. So in this article, we will explain how to cook your corn on the cob directly on the grill.

What You Will Need:
  • Corn on the cob
  • Olive Oil
  • A gas grill
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter
Optional:
  • Garlic

The first thing we are going to do is preheat your grill to high.

Next, de-husk the ears of corn. Rip the husks off and throw the husks in the garbage.

Next, generously drizzle olive oil on the corn. This is going to prevent the corn from getting burnt.

We are now going to cook the corn on the cob on the grill for 10 minutes. Every 2-3 minutes slightly rotate the corn so that it gets evenly cooked. This will also allow the grill lines to form evenly around the corn for that sexy grilled presentation.

Make sure you don't leave the corn on too long or it will start to get mushy; the corn should remain rigid when trying to bend it between your hands. If it is quite bendy, you've most likely overcooked it. If cooked perfectly, random kernels should be charred, but the entire corn should definitely not be charred.

Remove the corn on the cob from the grill and salt and pepper to taste. If you like butter on your corn, put a generous helping of butter on it as well.

For even more flavor, mix garlic in with your butter before slathering it all over your corn. This will be sure to impress any guests!
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