Here’s a quick how-to on grilling fresh corn on the cob. It’s one of my favorite summer vegetables and shows up frequently in our Bountiful Baskets. Grilling is a quick and easy way to cook corn so that it maintains it’s crispness and sweet flavor. First, you want to take your corn and look for any long dry pieces of husk. If you find any, tear them off.
Now your corn should look like this.
Next, you want to peel back the husk to get to the silk underneath. Be sure to keep the husk attached at the bottom.
Wash the ear of corn under running water while tearing away the silk.
Discard the silk and pull the husk pieces back up over your corn.
Fill a large bowl with water and completely submerge your corn for about 15 minutes. This will keep it from burning while on the grill.
Heat the grill to medium-high and throw the corn on.
Cook for 20-30 minutes,
turning every 10 minutes.
Be careful not to overcook the corn. To check for doneness, push your fingernail into a kernel. It should be nice and tender.
Remove from the grill (be careful, it’s hot!) Carefully peel back and remove the husk and stem. Stick some corn holders in the ends and serve! If you are fancy, you can even serve them on corn on the cob plates.
Most people enjoy their corn on the cob with a little butter and salt. You can season yours however you please. If your corn is fresh and sweet enough, you can eat it plain!