Monday, July 12, 2010

How to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Bbq

How to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Bbq
  • There are a number of tasty and easy ways to grill corn on the bbq. The easiest of course, which doesn’t really involve getting a smokey flavor into your corn, is to simply boil it in a pot of water heated on the grill.
  •  If your grill is equipped with a side burner, this is really easy, but you can boil a pot of water on the main part of the grill too.  Once it boils, add the corn, let it return to a boil and let it boil for just a couple of minutes.
  • Another easy method is to simply wrap the corn in foil and cook in a covered grill for 15-20  minutes.
  • If you want to get a bit of that grilled taste into your corn, you can simply place it on the grill husk and all.  Be sure to soak the corn well first, so the husks are thoroughly wet.  Leave them on the grill with the lid closed for about 15 minutes.  This method only imparts a tiny bit of smokey flavor but it is by far the most effortless way to cook corn on the cob on the bbq.
  • The third method is to grill  the corn in just the inner silky husks.  For this method you remove all the outer leaves and keep just a thin layer on the corn. Soak this as well and then place on the grill.  The same cooking method applies as for the whole husk.  Grill for about 15 minutes with the lid down. With this method, however, you’ll need to keep a closer eye on the corn so it doesn’t burn and remember to turn it a few times during cooking.
  • The final method of cooking gives the corn the absolute most bbq flavor and appearance.  The corn will be smokey with sweet beautiful grill marks all over. You really have to keep a close eye on the corn for this method.  It can burn quickly.  Turn it often as well.
  • Now that you have decided how to cook corn on the cob on the bbq, all you have to do is decide how you want to dress up your corn before you eat it.  Salt and butter is great as always, or you can eat it plain and enjoy all the natural sweetness.
  • Or you can really jazz things up and enjoy it southwestern style with a little bit of lime juice, chili flakes and sour cream…Yum!!!

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