The No. 1 Thing You Should Be Doing When Making Corn This Summer

Background and History

Corn, a summer staple, has a rich history in indigenous cultures, becoming a global culinary sensation. Grilling corn on the cob is a classic summer tradition, but there’s one game-changing tip that will take your corn to the next level. Let’s explore the technique that will make your corn the star of the summer table.

Ingredients

Fresh corn on the cob

Unsalted butter

Salt and pepper

Optional: Fresh herbs (such as parsley or cilantro) for garnish

Serves

Depends on the number of ears of corn and personal preferences.

Time

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 10-15 minutes

Cooking Time

Grilling: 10-15 minutes

Instructions

Select Fresh Corn

Choose ears of corn with fresh, green husks and plump, well-formed kernels.

Preheat the Grill

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

Husk the Corn

Peel back the husks without removing them entirely. Remove silk and fold the husks back into place.

The No. 1 Tip – Butter Bath

Melt unsalted butter in a pan or microwave. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Submerge each ear of corn in the butter bath, ensuring even coating.

Grill to Perfection

Place the buttered corn on the preheated grill. Close the lid and turn occasionally until the kernels are tender and slightly charred (about 10-15 minutes).

Optional Garnish

Sprinkle freshly chopped herbs over the grilled corn for an extra burst of flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Corn is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Adding butter in moderation provides a tasty touch of richness.

Notes

Experiment with different herb combinations for varied flavor profiles.

Customize the level of char based on personal preference.

Allergy Warning

Ensure there are no corn allergies.

Be cautious if using any additional ingredients that may trigger allergies.

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