Labor Day Recipe Idea : Grilled Corn on the Cob


grilledcorn3.jpgIt’s LABOR DAY WEEKEND! Go ahead and party it up, and don’t miss what might be your last chance to enjoy your favorite summer BBQ foods…..well, at least until next year!

What’s going on your grill this holiday weekend?

Try grilling your corn on the cob!

grilledcorn.jpgCorn is in season during the end of summer, and Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy this summertime veggie at its peak.

My family always does corn on the cob the easy way:

Peel, boil, eat.

Maybe you have tried grilled corn? You might be a little hesitant, and I get it. People have told me it is too tricky or too time-consuming.

True that in comparison, the familiar boiling technique takes just a few minutes. Grilling corn requires about 30 minutes (tops) and very little extra effort. You gotta trust me…the unique BBQ flavor is well worth the time!


Some recipes require pre-soaking or other types of prep, including time-consuming sauces or even marinades.

I tested and tweaked other recipes and methods I found online to come up with my own:

  1. Peel corn husks and be sure to remove those stringy silk strands, too.
  2. Fire up your grill – preheat to medium-high. Always keep the grill covered when possible.
  3. Season it! Create your own flavor…however you like it. I melted ½ stick of butter in the microwave then added minced fresh garlic, sea salt and smoked paprika and some cumin.
  4. Brush or spread the mixture as evenly as possible to coat each ear of corn.
  5.  Wrap each ear of corn in aluminum foil so that no surface area is exposed.


  1. Place corn onto the pre-heated grill; cover and cook for about 30 minutes total. Turn each ear of corn every 10 minutes or so. I removed the foil for just a few minutes at the end. This browns the corn cobs just a touch, so you end up with that unique grilled color and flavor …but without burning.

So simple, right?!

So go try it..and then tell me how yours turned out!






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