How To Grill Corn Cobs

Discussing how to grill corn cob is a bit of a misnomer because what you’re actually doing is to steaming it.

I first saw corn being grilled over charcoal by the street sellers in Turkey and Egypt, almost everywhere you turned you could see a man squatting beside his small fire gently fanning the flames. It looked good but there was something in my head that told me it was going to be chewy and hard.

There was only one way to find out, I bought one and took one bite into something that was sweet, moist and full of flavor. Ever since then, grilled corn has been a favorite in my family.

There’s a number of ways that you can do it and some look better than others but essentially they all achieve the end result. The best way is to buy your corn cobs with the leaves still attached and place the cobs in a bucket of water for an hour. This gets as much water as possible into the leaves.

Place them on the grill over a medium heat and the moisture that’s in the leaves is converted to steam and gently cooks the kernels in about 15 – 20 minutes.

If you can't get corn cobs with the leaves still on then the method below effectively mimics that process:-

  • Wrap in foil, seal one end and then fill with a tablespoon of water. Seal the other end and place on the grill for 30 minutes turning gently

If you’re feeling a little extravagant, why not substitute the water with a little dry white wine?

Or what about this Chilli Sweetcorn Butter?

See Also:-

Vegetarian Barbecue Suggestions
Chili Sweet Corn
How To Grill Asparagus
How To Grill Chicken

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