This sweet Grilled Corn on the Cob is slathered with a homemade garlic chive butter turning it into an outstanding fresh Summer side dish.
Prepare Corn in the Cob for Grilling
While grilling corn isn't difficult, there are a few things you should do in advance to be successful.
- Choose ears that are similar in size for even cooking.
- It's important is to clean the silk carefully from the corn prior to soaking. Inspect the corn carefully, removing any bad spots or kernels.
- Once the husk is pulled back, use a damp paper towel to grab the silk making it easier to remove.
- Pull the husk back over the corn to cover it for soaking and grilling. This will allow the sweet corn to cook more slowly and prevent it from burning. That said, some random kernels may char a bit when turning and that only adds to the flavor.
- The garlic chive butter can be made in advance to give the flavors time to marry. A few hours to overnight works well. Just allow some time to soften before serving.
Corn and Other Grilling Recipes to add to the Menu
While most everything tastes delicious when grilled, there are some all-time favorites in the MSSK recipe index that we return to over and over again.
- Grilled Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes
- Grilled Polynesian Chicken Salad
- Grilled Corn Salad
- Saucy Baby Back Ribs
- Grilled Zucchini from Kalyn's Kitchen
How to Clean Your Gas Grill
While we tend to grill year-round, our grill definitely gets a workout during the warm months of the year. It's important to be mindful of how clean your grill is and how it performs. Cleaning the inside of the grill is important to prevent contamination of food and to keep the grill components working properly. You can use a stainless steel grill brush to remove any carbonized sediments that collect on the inside of the grill lid. You can also use warm soapy water to clean the grill grates and drip pans after the grill has cooled completely. Use a steel brush or putty knife to remove any cooked on stubborn grease.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Grilled Corn on the Cob
- 8 medium corn on the cob husks intact
- 1 Tbsp salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 1-2 Tbsp fresh chopped chives
- 2 medium garlic cloves minced
- ½ tsp lemon pepper
- Pull husk back from each cob and remove silk. Recover corn with husk.
- Dissolve salt in a large bowl of cold water. Soak corn for 10 minutes. Remove and drain well. Use a paper towel to pat dry.
- To grill: Preheat grill to medium. Brush grates with olive oil or coat with grill safe cooking spray.
- Cook corn for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally until fork tender.
- Meanwhile, whisk together butter, chives, Parmesan garlic and lemon pepper until fully blended. Chill until serving. (This is even better if made several hours in advance or the day before)
- Remove husks and serve corn with garlic chive butter.