29 July 2008

Barbecued Corn on the Cob

Barbecued Corn on the Cob
When out and about yesterday I came across a sign "Corn for Sale". Yippeee!!!!!!! This means that summer has truly arrived and I am ready for my ultimate barecued foods. Every province and region boasts the best corn, but, the jury will always be out on that one.



I have two methods of cooking corn. The first requires a large pot, husking the corn and removing all silk and placing it in the pot with an inch or two of water. Turn on the side burner of your barbecue (or do this indoors if it is not unbearably hot and humid) and allow the corn to steam for a maximum of 10 minutes depending on how you like your corn. The only problem for me with this method is husking the corn and removing the silk...verra, verra messy.

Secondly you can also cook your corn in the husk as I did today. You need to soak the corn in cold water for a minimum of 30 minutes so that there is plenty of moisture , otherwise it will burn too easily on the grill. It takes about 10 minutes to cook at high heat and don't forget to turn it once in a while. The disadvantage is that it is very hot, but hey allow it to cool a little before handling. You will burn your mouth if you are impatient and a little too eager.

Slather your corn in butter or with an herbed butter of your making and ENJOY!!!!!!!!

I served the corn with a "new to me" potato salad recipe and some garden fresh tomatoes and I had the ultimate summer meal of all time in my books!!!!!!

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25 comments:

  1. Corn on the cob - one of my favourites especially bbq'ed and slathered with butter! Your corn looks super!

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  2. Oh BBQ corn is the best isn't it? Love it, just love it! I need to get some.

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  3. BBQ corn is soooo good. With a dab a butter, a sprinkle of seasalt and a good grind of black pepper - I could eat these all summer long!

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  4. mmm... in india we have grilled corn (in the husks) slathered with butter and a chilli powder-salt spice powder rubbed on with a half slice of lemon! :P yumm!!

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  5. I always use method #1, I'll have to try method #2!

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  6. I love fresh corn on the cob! That looks great! My dad always puts cumin on his fresh corn and man is it gooood!

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  7. I love corn at its peak--its easy to make and tastes amazing. I tend to husk it, lightly butter and season it, wrap tightly in tin foil, and grill it for ~20 minutes, rolling once.

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  9. We are having corn tonight! I just love fresh corn on the cob!

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  10. Soaked with the husk, then grilled - ain't nuthin' better. I have yet to taste corn that beats the taste from Canada & the US.

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  11. Fresh corn - one of my all-time favorite foods - I like your grill-roasting technique. See what you've done - my mouth is really watering for fresh corn.

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  12. I pigged out on grilled corn this past weekend, and now after reading your post, I could eat some more! And I agree: a "corn for sale" is Yippee! inducing.

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  13. One of the best and ultimate summer foods...there is no contest Val!

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  14. grilled corn is far and away my favorite way summer side. when i see corn for sale, i do a little dance (on the inside, of course--i don't enjoy it when strangers stare at me...). :)

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  15. My favorite part of summer - corn on the cob! I had some also last night. Love it on the bbq.

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  16. BBQ corn is the best. They sell it in the streets, grilled with some salt.

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  17. I like mine with lime and chilli butter, sensational!

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  18. Grilled corn on the cob is amazing! I love to eat this any day in summer.

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  19. tastymealsathomeJuly 30, 2008

    Yum, I love BBQ corn. Whenever I visit those theme parks or carnivals I have to get corn and butter it up and add on seasoning salt! We'll try this at home !

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  20. I love fresh corn on the cob! Those tomatoes look terrific, too! Yum!

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  21. OMG I am just GREEN with envy, Valli! *cries* This is one of the things I most miss about Minnesoooooda hey. Fresh picked bicolor corn. That's like heaven right there.

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  22. When I was a child my grand father use to pour fresh corn on the cob in BBQ days I love it. And curiously I never ate it again

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  23. I usually boil my corn and BBQ would be something I should try. It probably develops a special flavor.

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  24. Nothing says summer to me than fresh corn on the cob. Yummy!

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  25. We've been grilling corn on the cob this year and I really love it... used to grill them wrapped in foil, but leaving them in the husk is sooooo good!

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