Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Roasted Corn on the Cob


With the abundance of fresh corn on the cob at the market (can't beat 10 for $2), we've been enjoying fresh corn a couple times a week. The kids beg me to roast it every time and Doug said he doesn't think we'll ever boil corn again. Probably not.

This is not really a recipe as much as a method. It's simple, keeps the kitchen cool, and is really delicious. We love the flavor grilling imparts to the corn, and it's fun to eat while holding the "husk handle." The only stipulation I make at our house is the corn must be eaten outdoors. The husks get charred and little flecks fly when you are peeling the corn. So, if you're not eating outdoors, make sure you peel the corn outdoors and remove the husks before bringing it indoors.

We use plain butter, salt and pepper, but you can jazz it up with chili powder, sour cream, lime juice --- whatever sounds good.

Roasted Corn

Directions: With a kitchen shears, trim hanging silks and extra long husk ends from the ends of each corn (do
not peel them back -- the inside silks come off easily after it is cooked). Fill the sink with water and immerse the corns. Soak them for 30 minutes. During the last five minutes, preheat the grill. Remove the corn from the water and drain briefly over the sink. Transfer, in a large bowl, to the grill. Place corns on the grill over medium heat. Grill for 20 to 30 minutes, turning every five minutes or so to cook them all the way around (just grab a cold beverage and park yourself outside!). When time is up remove corns from the grill. Peel and eat. Yum! (And thank that farmer when you say your Grace!)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tried this tonight and Oh my...was it delicious! Never before had we grilled corn in the husk - I was honestly afraid to try. But I followed your method exactly and as you said, I don't think we will ever boil corn again. Just used butter and sea salt tonight but will experiment with flavored butters next time.