Grilled corn is a lip-smacking snack prepared with yellow colored corn, which is one of the widely grown grain crops in America. The leafy stalk produces corn ears which are covered with a soft silk and wrapped in husks. Each corn ear contains seeds known as kernels, which are consumed after being cooked. The corn ears are often grilled with their husks either on a charcoal grill or a gas grill. The husks are removed, and the corn ears are commonly served after spreading a mix of butter and salt.
Grilled Corn Preparation Overview
The simplest and most popular grilled corn recipe suggests using ears corn (in their husk), softened butter, and salt as the ingredients. Grilling the corn is a very easy task. The corn husks are pulled pack; the silk is removed; husks are pushed back; corn is soaked in cold water for a few minutes; and then grilled (in husks) on an oiled grill rack. The husks are pulled back for a couple of minutes during the end of the grilling process. Thereafter, the corn is served warm after brushing with butter and seasoning with salt.
Grilled Corn Recipe Variations
A few popular recipe variations of grilled corn have been discussed as under:
- A recipe suggests brushing a mix of butter, pepper, and salt on each corn piece, closing the husks, wrapping the corn ear in aluminum foil, and grilling it on preheated and oiled grill rack.
- One of the recipes suggests grilling the corn with their husks on a grill until husks are charred and then serving it with butter after removing the charred husks and silk.
- Corn can also be grilled after brushing it with a mix of butter, salt, pepper, and Emeril's Creole Seasoning (a mix of paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic, cayenne pepper, onion powder, thyme, and oregano). The husks are placed back and the corn ear is grilled, until kernels get tender. Lime juice is spread over each corn cob, and the corn is served after sprinkling it with cilantro.
- The Italian style grilled corn is prepared by wrapping butter coated and seasoned corn ear in aluminum foil and grilling it on an oiled grill rack until slightly charred and tender. The corn ear is then removed from aluminum foil, slathered in garlic butter mix (a mixture of garlic, butter, parsley, and red pepper flakes), rolled in a mix of Pecorino and Parmesan cheese, and then served.
- Grilled corn is often served with butter.
- It can also be served by brushing it with a mix of salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
Grilled Corn Nutrition Facts
Grilled corn is enriched with the goodness of corn, with 166 g of yellow corn providing around 606 calories obtained from 8 g of fat, 58 mg of sodium, 123 g of carbohydrate, and 16 g of protein.