- prep 30+ min cook 30+ min
- serves 4
Grilled corn is a simple barbecuing treat. The recipes below for corn in foil, flavored butters, and dry rubs will give your grilled corn extra flavor.
- 4 medium-size ears sweet corn
How to make it
Nutritional Information(per serving)
- Calories: 83
- Fat: 1g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 13mg
- Carbs: 19g
- Protein: 3g
- Fiber: 2g
Corn in Foil
Clean 4 medium-size ears of sweet corn. Cut an 18-inch square of heavy-duty foil and place corn in center of foil. Season with one of the flavored butters or rubs below, if desired. If using a rub, dot each ear with 1 tablespoon butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon water. Bring together 2 edges of foil and fold to seal, leaving space for steam. Fold short ends of foil in to seal. Grill as directed until tender — about 45 minutes. Remove foil and serve with flavored butter if not already seasoned. Makes 4 servings.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Butter: In a medium-size bowl, mix together 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter or margarine, 1/4 cup chopped, well-drained, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, and 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil until well blended. Makes 1/2 cup.
Roasted Pepper and Black Olive Butter: In a medium-size bowl, mix together 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine, 1/4 cup each finely chopped roasted red peppers and chopped, pitted black olives, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper until well blended. Makes 1/2 cup.
Lemon-Chive Butter: In a medium-size bowl, mix together 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine, 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives or 4 teaspoons crumbled freeze dried, and 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest until well blended. Makes 1/2 cup.
Dry Rubs for Corn
Chili-Cumin Rub: In a small bowl, stir together 2 1/2 teaspoons each chili powder and ground cumin and 1 teaspoon salt. Makes 2 tablespoons.
Ginger-Curry Rub: In a small bowl, stir together 4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger and 1 teaspoon each curry powder and salt. Makes 2 tablespoons.
Mixed-Herb Rub: In a small bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon each freshly chopped rosemary, sage, and thyme or 1 1/2 teaspoons each crumbled dried rosemary, sage, and thyme. Makes 3 tablespoons.