Sunday, June 20, 2010

Barbequed Corn

The simple way of putting this is to say, “here is some barbequed corn for you.” But it’s not just that.

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Grilled corn is the best. It’s sweet and savoury. It’s amusing and is something you eat with friends… otherwise you’ll end up humiliated as you ungracefully pick the bits of corn and seasoning that will inevitably lodge between your teeth.

So, instead of dropping this corn straight on the grill and letting it do its thing. Add three minutes to your prep and you will have an awesome flavour infused corn that will have you throwing caution to the wind and saying, “to hell with the bits between my teeth, I want a second cob!”

Corn on the cob
About a tablespoon of butter for four cobs
And your seasoning!

I made one version with curry, chili and garlic powder (and salt and pepper). And the next day, it was paprika, ancho chili and garlic powder (and salt and pepper).

Set each piece of corn on a piece of foil (that will eventually wrap all around it), butter it, season it, then wrap the foil around it.

If you’re not turning on the barbeque this evening, you can always opt to bake them. Regardless, you need to cook the corn for roughly 20 minutes at 350 F+. The spices almost steam into the corn, as the butter melts in… and it still gets good colour, despite being wrapped in foil.

If you end up with leftover corn, you can turn it into a corn salsa… I cut the corn from the cob, added grape tomatoes, avocado, red onion, lime and cilantro. So fresh and tasty!

And here is the corn salsa:

8 thought(s):

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I would definitely want a second cob of the one with the curry and chili! Way to bring summer corn to a whole new level :)

Isabelle said...

If I could nominate an official food of summer, grilled corn would be tops on my list. :) I could eat it every day until the summer is over.
We like to do ours a-la-Indian-streetfood with cayenne pepper and lime juice, but I really like the idea of paprika and ancho chili that you've shared.

The Housewife said...

There's nothing better than grilled corn! I love the seasonings you've used on them.. the ancho chili will be great!


Oooo! This would go fast in my house! We are big fans of grilled corn, but usually don't wrap it. I may have to try that!

Chef Dennis Littley said...

now thats a great way to prepare corn on the grill!
thanks so much for sharing!

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The Cilantropist said...

I love the idea of curry and chili on the corn! I am having a beach party bbq on friday afternoon and we will definitely be having these! :)

wannafoodie said...

I have made this corn for just about every single BBQ this summer... I am just addicted, to the corn and then the salsa that I have been making with any leftover cobs. The next batch is going to have lime based on an intriguing suggestion (thanks, Devon!) on the wannafoodie facebook page.

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