Nothing screams Summer to me quite like corn on the cob. It's our most coveted summer food here in Ohio, as there are just a few months where we can get it in abundance. I love going to our local Farmer's Market and buying sweet corn and bringing it home for my family to enjoy. No food is more delicious, yet so easy to make. Because we grill out for dinner nearly every night during the Summer, it only makes sense to grill our corn as well. Here are some tips so you can make the most delicious grilled corn on the cob possible!
What You Need:
Fresh Ears of Sweet Corn (Outer husks should be bright green and fit snugly around the corn. If you peel back a little of the husk, you should see the kernels in tight rows right up to the tip of the corn!)
Salt and Pepper
Grilling Corn On The Cob In Their Husks
How many layers of husk that are on each ear of corn will vary. You will want at least a few layers left on the corn for protection. If the ears of corn have many layers of husk, simply peel off the top 2-3 layers leaving a couple on the corn.
Soak the corn cobs in cold water for 15 minutes, making sure the cobs are completely submerged. This helps provide extra moisture and aids in the steaming process of the corn on the grill. Turn your grill on medium heat while the corn soaks. After 15 minutes, remove the corn and shake off excess water.
Next, you need to pull the husks of the corn back but DO NOT REMOVE THEM! Remove and discard the silk only. Brush each of the kernels with olive oil and then re-cover the corn in its husks and tie each ear with a piece of loose husk to ensure it stays on the corn.
Place the corn on your pre-heated grill, rotating the corn as needed. I aim for a turn every 1-2 minutes. (You don't want it too get too charred) After 2-3 turns, place the corn on indirect heat by moving to the side of the grill or on a top shelf. Close the lid and allow the corn to continue cooking for 15 minutes. When the corn is done, you will notice the husk pulling away from the tip of the ear. Don't overcook your corn or it will be mushy! If it easily flexes in your hand, you've cooked it too long. BOO!
Take the corn off of the grill using tongs or an oven mitt. Peel the husks and silk from the top down, as if peeling a banana. Everything should come off in one piece.