Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Garlicky Grilled Corn on the Cob

Corn's coming into season again, and I can't wait! Every year I forget that corn isn't good until later in the summer, and am shocked (shocked, I tell you!) when it doesn't show up at the farmer's market in May and June. I finally had to go pick some up at the grocery store.

What makes this corn great (other than the fact the corn on the cob is totally great on its own) is the butter mixture. It's totally easy to make, too. It starts with half a stick of softened butter.

Then some garlic. Don't worry, it won't be super garlick-y; you'll just get a nice, slightly garlic flavor that tastes especially nice over the grill.

Mince it up into very fine little bits.

Add the garlic to the bowl with the butter, and then sprinkle a bunch of paprika over the top. Smoked paprika would be great here for some extra smoke flavor.

Grab a heavy-duty spoon and stir the butter, garlic, and paprika together.

Here's the corn. Not as pretty as farmstand corn, but it'll do in a pinch. And I was in a pinch. If by pinch, you mean desperately craving corn on the cob and I could not be deterred from buying it at the store.

Shuck any remaining stalks and silks on the corn and then slather the outside of the cob with the butter mixture.

Then add lots of salt and pepper. Don't be afraid of the salt!

Wrap the buttered corn tightly in tinfoil (with the shiny side of the foil out!)

Five ears of corn all nice and wrapped and ready to go!

Grill the corn over medium heat for 30-35 minutes, turning frequently to keep the ears from burning.

These look good already...

Even better!

How epic are these corn holders? I love them! Almost as much as I love this corn. Try it, you'll love it too.

 Recipe: Garlicky Grilled Corn on the Cob

5 ears corn, shucked
1/4 c. butter, softened
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tsp. paprika
salt and pepper, to taste

In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, and paprika. Rub butter mixture over the corn. Season well with salt and pepper.

Roll corn tightly in tinfoil (shiny side out.) Grill over medium heat for 30 minutes, turning frequently.


  1. Mmm.. this looks yummy. We'll have to try this for our Canada Day BBQ on July 1st. I'll let you know how it goes!

  2. Looks yuuuuummy! I'm going to try this tonight :)

    Oh, BTW: this is MariaE from EH - thanks for the link!