Friday, May 22, 2009

Grilled Corn On The Cob & Happy Memorial Day!

I want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe "Memorial Day". I know that you probably don't have to go to work and the kids wont have to go to school. So please take a moment and don't forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. Take time to remember all those who have died in our nation's armed services. There will be a lot of men and woman who are serving our country and will not be with their families and friends that special day like all of us. So please just keep them all in your thoughts and prayers that they return home safely to their families.

I wanted to post a few recipes that would be a great addition for your holiday weekend. I am posting our favorite way to have corn on the cob. Plus my favorite Potato Salad recipe in the post below. One of the best things about summer is being able to grill out more. We fire up the grill every weekend if not more during the week. It is just so much better than heating up the entire house, plus I get a break from cooking a few meals. We love to have Grilled Corn on the Cob with just about any summer meal.

You can get corn on the cob so cheap in the summer, I can usually pick them up at the store for 10 for $1.00. Summer is the perfect time to stock up your freezer with corn. There is just something about Grilling the corn that just seems to intensify the flavor. Plus it takes less time to grill corn on the cob than to boil it. Alot of people will disagree on the best way to grill corn, with or without the husks, grilled directly on the grill with just the husks or wrapped in foil. Today I am going to show you the foil method. I think wrapping the corn husks in foil and then placing them on the grill helps to keep the steam in. All I know is it works for us so that's the method we use most times.

Start by preheating your grill. Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottoms; remove all the silks.


Spread butter mixture over corn. I use a pastry brush.


Sprinkle with whatever seasoning you want, Lawry's seasoning salt, regular salt and pepper or Paula Deens House Seasoning.

Re wrap corn in husks and place each corn cob in a separate piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and roll up.


Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally.


Peel back husks and remove corn add more butter and seasoning salt and serve.




Grilled Corn on the Cob

Fresh corn on the cob
Butter
Seasonings:
(Salt and Pepper, Lawry's Season Salt or
Paula Deens House Seasoning)
Heavy duty aluminum foil

Preheat your grill. Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottoms; remove all the silks. Spread butter mixture over corn. I use a pastry brush. Sprinkle with whatever seasoning you want, Lawry's seasoning salt, regular salt and pepper or Paulas House Seasoning. Re wrap corn in husks and place each corn cob in a separate piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and roll up. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Peel back husks and remove corn add more butter and seasoning salt and serve.



*You can also soak the corn in pot of cold water for 20 minutes before grilling. Then just leave the corn in the husks and grill. When done peel back the husks and remove the silk. I have added a photo so you can seeing how the corn looks when you girll it directly in their husks. it is really whatever method your prefer. I always wrap mine in foil, but I have ran out before and had to grill it in the husks. Both ways work great. It may look burned on the outside, but the corn turns out perfectly cooked on the inside.


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10 comments:

Kathy said... #

Ohhhh, I love grilled corn!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Caroline said... #

Mmmm....that looks great! I'm going to have to make this very soon. I've always been intimidated by grilling the corn - but now I know how! Thanks for sharing!

Caroline

Rachel said... #

Stopping by for the first time, after seeing your name mentioned on Heidi's blog! Your corn looks soooo good...I've never tried grilling it before! I can't wait to take a look at your other recipes!!

Mary at My New 30 said... #

I love when corn on the cob is at its peak and cheap! I swear I can just about eat it raw off the cob it's so good and sweet. Grilled corn is good but I love it any way there is to make it!!

Coming as the wife of a military man, thanks so much for posting that. Sometimes it just seems like people think of it strictly as a holiday away from work and school and I really wonder if younger peeps understand the meaning behind some of these holidays like Memorial Day, ya know?

Have a great holiday!

Tiffany said... #

I've never grilled corn but that looks good. I'll have to try it. Your corn prices are much cheaper than ours in KY. Even in the summer I usually have to pay 20-30 cents an ear. ~~Tiffany from Eat at Home (using the wrong google account again!)

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very informative and nice site...
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Mahesh said... #

Nice Pic of grilled corn!

Denise said... #

I love corn on the grill, but I have done it only with the husks or only with the foil. I will have to try it this way! And I'm new to your site but have already tried a few recipes (ribs this weekend) that are wonderful. Thanks for all the great recipes! Is there a certain way to freeze corn? I would love to stock up.

laserjet printer said... #

i should try this at home and put some butter on it..

Anonymous said... #

This may sound crazy but I learned this from a Mexican friend. After the corn is done you can slather mayo, yes, Mayo all over it and then roll it in crumbled queso cheese. No butter needed, not that mayo is better for you but it tastes great. Also sprinkle chili powder on it, but I
always forget that part.