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How to Grill Corn in the Husk

Grilling corn in the husk is the best way to cook corn on an outdoor grill! This corn cob recipe makes the perfect side dish for summer!

Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.

Add this easy recipe to your meal planning this grilling season! Hamburgershot dogs, and all of your grilled favorites pair nicely with corn on the cob.

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Why should I grill corn in the husk?

The corn husks provide a natural barrier that prevents the corn from burning or charring when cooking it on the grill. The outer leaves trap in the moisture and lock the true flavor of the corn into this easy recipe.

Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.

What types of corn work best?

Dent, popcorn, and sweet corn are the most common types of corn grown. Sweet corn is ideal for cooking and grilling and has a higher sugar content than other corn. Our favorite kind of sweet corn is called “Peaches and Cream”, but any variety will do nicely.

Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.

After trying many different methods, this is my personal favorite way to enjoy a corn cob. It makes a fantastic side dish for hot dogssmoked burgers, or grilled salmon and is perfect for backyard barbecues.

How to Make Grilled Corn

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Supplies

Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.

Ingredients

  • 4 large ears of fresh corn, outer husks left on
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Corn in husks in a bin of water.

Instructions

1. Fill a large container with cold water and place corn cobs into it, making sure that they are completely covered in water.

2. Allow each ear of corn to soak in the water for at least one hour.

3. Preheat the BBQ to medium high heat, about 300 degrees F.

Corn in husks on a grill.

4. Place the moist corn on the grill grates to cook for 45 minutes.

Corn in husks cooked on a grill grate.

5. Carefully peel the loose husks and corn silk from the corn ears.

Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.

6. Top with melted butter, fresh herbs, salt and pepper.

This recipes makes four whole grilled corn cobs, enough for hungry adults. Or you can cut the cobs in half with a sharp knife to feed eight.

The most popular way of flavoring corn on the cob is with butter and salt, but you can use any of your favorite seasonings. Chili powder, seasoning salt, and parmesan cheese are great options.

We also love this Mexican street corn, made with cotija cheese, a creamy sauce, lime juice, and cilantro.

Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.

This corn can be cooked without a barbecue grill! Here’s how…

How to Grill Corn Without a Grill

Shuck and boil the corn in a large pot or wrap the ears of corn in aluminum foil and cook in the oven.

Then use a cast iron grill pan on the stove top or an indoor grill, like the George Foreman, to get grill marks.

Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.

What To Do With Leftover Corn?

Left over corn can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. My favorite way to use leftover corn is in this grilled corn salad. You simply cut the corn kernels from the cob and use them to create the most delicious summer staple.

Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.
Grilled Corn with husks, topped with butter, salt and pepper and parsley on a wooden cutting board.

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Grilled Corn in the Husk

Grilled Corn in the Husk

Grilling corn in the husk is the best way to cook corn on an outdoor grill! This corn cob recipe makes the perfect side dish for summer!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 4 large ears of fresh corn outer husks left on
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Fill a large container with cold water and place corn cobs into it, making sure that they are completely covered in water.
  • Allow each ear of corn to soak in the water for at least one hour.
  • Preheat the BBQ to medium high heat, about 300 degrees F.
  • Place the moist corn on the grill grates to cook for 45 minutes.
  • Carefully peel the loose husks and corn silk from the corn ears.
  • Top with melted butter, fresh herbs, salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
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