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Grilling Corn on the Cob

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When barbecuing why not add some fresh corn on the cob to the grill. This is a guide about grilling corn on the cob.
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August 5, 2009

It's an easy and delicious way to cook corn on the grill.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place corn on the cob, with husks and silk intact, in sink. Fill with cold water and let soak for at least one hour. Place heavy plate on top to keep the corn submerged under water. Drain sink.

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Cook on medium gas grill for 20 minutes with lid closed, turning 1/4 turn every 5 minutes. Using clean leather/suede work gloves, strip off husks and silk since the corn will be hot.

My husband keeps a pair of clean work gloves just for stripping the corn. The husk and the silk is very easy to clean off after cooking. He cleans the corn outside to avoid a mess in the kitchen.

If you are cooking a large amount of corn on the cob, use a large plastic container to keep the corn soaking outside in the shade until ready to grill.

To cook one ear in the microwave, wrap two damp paper towels around one ear with the husk and silk, and microwave on high for about 3 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave.

While this is good, it will not have the grilled taste as if cooked on the grill.

Servings: Varies
Time:At least one Hours Preparation Time
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20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Local farmer

By mkymlp from NE PA

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July 26, 2012

I have a large family and oftentimes find it easier (and more convenient) to cook everything outside on the grill. My tip is the easiest and most convenient I have ever done:

When picking out your fresh corn on the cob, choose pods that are still green and not drying out. The silks can be a little brown but only on the very ends. Pull back just enough husk to take a look at the top of the corn, you don't want any bug infestations. Whether at the local farmers market or your grocery store, try to pick pods that have an inch or 2 of the stalk left on them.

Soak fresh corn on the cob in a sink full of cold water for at least 30 minutes. Pull the husks down but not all of the way or you might lose your husks completely. Clean the corn silk from the ears of corn by first removing the long strands and then wring the corn between your hands to remove any excess corn silk. Don't worry, if you can't get it all off its not going to hurt you when you eat it. Do not pull the corn husks off because its going to act like foil. Return to water after de-silking to keep the husks pliable.

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Next, pull up one side of the corn husks (such as in the back or the front), and pour melted margarine through the gap left in the corn husks. Add a shake or 2 of salt and pull the remaining corn husks up to cover the rest of the corn. Take a strip of corn husk to tie around the upper part of the corn where the silks used to hang out. Also tie a piece of the corn husk around the middle of the corn.

Cook on the upper rack of your grill or the coolest part of the lower rack. Turn twice about every five minutes. This will make it retain the sweetness and freshness of the corn and it will seem like the corn will pop in your mouth with every bite!

When my children were young I would remove the husks for them, but now since they are all grown they do this process themselves and for their children. To remove the corn husks simply undo the corn husk strips and wait for 5 minutes (if you can stand to wait that long) before removing the husks.

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To remove the husks, use a sharp knife to cut thru the corn stalk up close to the cob. If any husks remain just stick your fork in it and pull off the remaining husks. If more butter or salt is needed then that can be added at the table, it isn't usually necessary though. If I cooked extra corn on the cob I leave the husks on to keep the corn warm.

By Juanita from Enid, OK

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May 26, 2010

Ingredients

  • corn on the cob
  • 3 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until a thin paste consistency and spread on corn on the cob. Wrap in aluminum foil. Place on barbecue grill and cook until slightly brown, 2-3 minutes.
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Source: Recipe4Living

By LRP from LWL, MA

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