How to Cook Corn On The Mini Ceramic Grill
Grilled corn on the cob is a great addition to any summer meal. Roasting corn on the cob isn’t difficult, but you should consider a different approach.
If you’ve been grilling corn on the cob for years, check out some new flavor suggestions that will add a little zing to your grilled corn.
1. Buy corn on the cob
2. Prepare the corn
3. Boiled corn with or without husks
4. Try a variety of flavors
Tips for Buying Corn on the Cob
When choosing which corncob to buy, you want to make sure you get the freshest cob available at your grocery store or farmers market. Here are some tips to help you choose the best work:
1.Try to find a corncob with a tight green husk. Avoid brown, crackable shells.
2.Look at the corn silk (the thin fringed part) and check to make sure it’s a little sticky and still looks white or translucent. Avoid dry or black corn silk.
3.Feel for a plump core in the ear. You will be able to tell if there are many missing kernels on this piece of corn, or if the corn has started shrinking or drying out.
For best results, roast the corn the same day you buy it. Once the corn is harvested, the sugar turns into starch, which loses its sweetness over time. If you must buy corn a day or two in advance, store it in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with the husk intact.
Prepare the Corn
How you prepare the corn depends on whether you choose to cook the corn in the husk. There is no right or wrong answer here, it’s a matter of personal preference. Here are the two main ways to prepare corn before tossing it on the grill. We encourage you to try both ways and see which outcome and process you prefer!
Boiled Corn in Husks
Soaking corn has always been a controversial topic. However, if you are roasting the corn with the husks on, you should pre-soak the cob in water.
Presoaking the corn husks before placing them on the grill will keep them from burning and will help prevent the corn from drying out on the grill by cooking it.
Pull back the case first, but connect it. Then completely remove the corn silk and replace the husk. Soak whole cob in clean cold water for 30 minutes before grilling.
While the corn is soaking, preheat the grill to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the grill is hot and the corn is soaked, remove the cob from the water, shake off the excess, and place them on the grill.
The corn in the husk should cook for a total of 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure to rotate the cob at least every few minutes for even heating.
You can test the corn to make sure it’s cooked by piercing the kernels with a paring knife. If it’s tender, remove it from the grill. Let the corn cool for about five minutes, then pull back the crust and enjoy!
Unshelled Boiled Corn
Cooking corn on the grill without the husk is less labor intensive, cooks faster, and gives you a completely different flavor. Directly heating cooked corn without the husk will produce more char and smoky flavor.
Begin by completely removing the husk and removing all the corn silk. This method does not require soaking.
Before you start preparing the corn, preheat the grill to about 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the grill is hot and the corn is free of husks and silk, place it directly on the grill. Using heat-resistant gloves, rotate the corn after 5 minutes, then cook on the grill for another 5 minutes, for a total of 10 minutes.
When the corn is cooked, brush with some melted butter and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Once you take out the corn, let it sit for 5 minutes, add any extra toppings, and enjoy!
Try A Variety of Flavors
Whether you’re grilling your corn with or without the husks, you’ll want to experiment with flavors and spices to add a little zing to your grilled corn.
An easy and classic way to enjoy grilled corn is with a little butter (or olive oil), salt, and pepper. But don’t stop there! Try some of our favorite grilled corn toppings for the best side dish for the BBQ.
Grilled Corn Topping Suggestions
•Buffalo Corn on the Cob: Buffalo Wing Sauce and Chives
•Mexican Street Corn (Elote): mayonnaise, paprika, cotija, cilantro, and lime juice
•BBQ Corn on the Cob: Homemade BBQ Sauce and Shredded Cheddar
•Italian Corn: Pesto and Parmesan
•Maple Bourbon Butter: Combine butter with maple syrup, bourbon, and salt. Top with cooked bacon.
•Blue Cheese Butter: Butter, Blue Cheese, and Chives
The fun thing about these top ideas is that you don’t have to choose just one! We encourage you to mix and match and come up with some of your favorite corn ingredient combinations.
For example, put blue cheese butter on the cob. The possibilities are endless, and there are enough combinations to keep you grilling corn all summer long.
Hope you now have a good idea of how to cook corn on the grill! Corn is readily available, delicious, and easy to cook on the grill, making it an ideal easy side dish for any summer cookout. With all the ingredient combinations, you’ll never get bored of this juicy summer treat.