I love grilled corn on the cob. It’s one of my favorite summertime dishes, and a staple at barbecues and picnics across the country. If you’ve ever tried it, though, you know that it can be tricky to get right: you have to grill them long enough so they’re crisp, but not so long that they burn. And if you’re looking for something different than just plain butter on top? Here are my tips for how to choose the best corn for grilling and how to prep your corn before grilling (hint: don’t use aluminum foil). Once we’ve got those steps down pat, we can move onto How To Grill Corn On The Cob!
How to choose the best corn for grilling
Corn is grown in many parts of the world, but it is best when it is grown in the United States. It should be fresh and sweet, with no mold. The corn should be plump and firm, with a shiny appearance. The kernels should be golden yellow in color.
How to prep your corn before grilling
Before you grill your corn, it’s important to prep it properly. First, remove the husks and silks with a sharp knife. Then wash the corn in cold water. If you want to get fancy, here are some other methods you can use:
- Soak in water for 2 minutes, then soak in salt water for another 30 seconds
- Squeeze lemon juice on each cob and let sit for 10 minutes before grilling
- Rub them with oil
How to grill corn on the cob
If you’re grilling corn on the cob, here are some tips for getting it right:
- Use a grill basket. A grill basket is an easy way to keep your corn from falling through the grates. You can also use aluminum foil, but that’s not nearly as fun!
- Make sure your grill has a lid. A lid will prevent any unwanted charring of your corn kernels and make sure they cook evenly throughout their entire length (or height). If you don’t have a lid with your grill, try using aluminum foil over top of it when cooking time comes around.
- Use the right temperature gauge on your grill. Grills have tons of heat sources which means temperatures vary greatly depending on where in relation to those sources you’re standing when checking them out—which could lead to overcooking or undercooking if not monitored carefully enough! Try using a thermometer instead so that nothing gets missed while still keeping things within reachable distance away from any potential dangers present within proximity zones near high-heat sources such as these…
What kind of sauce goes with grilled corn on the cob?
To get the most out of your corn, serve it with a sauce. It’s a great way to add some extra flavor and keep things interesting. Here are some ideas for sauces that will pair well with grilled corn on the cob:
- Chili con Queso (Cheese Sauce)
- Honey Mustard Dressing
Mexican Street Corn
– This is a fun twist on traditional grilled corn. It’s topped with cilantro, lime juice and chili powder for a Mexican-inspired flavor.
The best way to grill corn on the cob is to first peel off the husks and prep them, then grill them until they’re crisp.
- Remove the husks by carefully pulling them back, then remove the silky threads.
- Rinse with water to help loosen the silk and to clean the corn.
- Sprinkle with salt (optional).
- Grill until they’re crisp, about 15-20 minutes depending on how hot your grill is—you’ll know it’s done when you can easily pierce each ear of corn with a toothpick or paring knife.
All in all, grilled corn on the cob is a summertime favorite that’s easy to make and great to share with friends. We hope you found our tips helpful and will try them out this week!