There’s something magical about summer and the aroma of Blackstone Grilled Corn on the Cob wafting through the air. Within minutes, you can transform a simple ear of corn into an incredible side dish that complements any BBQ or dinner. If you thought Air Fryer Roasted Corn was delicious, then prepare to be blown away by the flavor-packed goodness of Blackstone Grilled Corn on the Cob.
Grilling corn amplifies its natural sweetness and imparts a smoky taste that takes it to the next level. It gets even better because you can easily cut the kernels off the ear and use them in summer salads or create a delightful creamed corn dish. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you.
My husband, being from Ohio, has an unwavering love for corn. In fact, his mother used to enjoy a fresh ear of corn for breakfast. It’s safe to say that it runs in the family. Now, let me share some tips on how to pick the best sweet corn.
How to Pick the Best Sweet Corn
If you can’t husk the corn in the store or prefer to keep the husk on for grilling, here are some useful pointers to help you choose the perfect cob:
- Look for bright and plump kernels. If you can’t peel back the husk, use your fingers to check for plumpness.
- Avoid husks with brown holes, as they indicate the presence of worms.
- Examine the tassels (the stringy part of the husk). Black tassels indicate old corn, while light brown ones are a sign of freshness.
- The husk should be bright green and tightly wrapped around the corn.
Now that you’ve picked the best sweet corn, let’s move on to the grilling process.
How to Grill Corn
There are two schools of thought when it comes to grilling corn: shucking it or leaving the husk on. The method you choose will slightly differ based on your preference.
Should I Grill Corn in the Husk?
If you have corn that hasn’t been shucked, it’s best to keep the husk on. The husk acts like aluminum foil, ensuring the corn remains tender and juicy. Additionally, the charred husk imparts a delightful smoky flavor, enhancing the overall taste.
How to Grill Corn Without the Husk
For shucked corn or corn purchased without the husk, the secret to perfectly grilled corn every single time lies in wrapping the corn with foil. The foil helps retain moisture, ensuring your corn turns out succulent and delicious.
To grill any corn, start by placing it on the Blackstone, which should be heated to high. After about 5 minutes, you’ll achieve a nice char as soon as the corn hits the grill. Close the cover to trap the heat and let it cook for approximately 10-15 minutes. Remember to flip the corn frequently to ensure all sides are evenly grilled.
Flavored Butters for Corn
One of the joys of roasting corn is being able to customize the flavor with a butter mixture. Today, I used a simple combination of basil, butter, salt, and pepper. However, feel free to experiment with different flavors. The key is to rub the butter mixture onto the corn before wrapping it in foil. Here are a few delicious options:
- Butter, Basil, Salt & Black Pepper
- Old Bay Seasoning and Butter
- Butter, Sugar, and Ground Cinnamon
Can You Grill Frozen Corn?
If you have some frozen corn in the freezer, it’s a great way to put it to use. Since most frozen corn is already parboiled before freezing, be cautious not to overcook it. Wrap it in foil, add some butter and spices, and heat it until warmed through. Keep a close eye on it, as overcooking can result in a less-than-ideal texture.
How to Keep Corn Fresh at Home
If you’ve purchased fresh corn and want it to stay at its peak until you’re ready to grill it, follow these suggestions:
- If you plan to cook the corn within a few hours, leaving it at room temperature is fine. Be sure to use it within that timeframe.
- If you intend to eat it the next day or so, store it in the refrigerator with the husks on. Wrap it tightly in a plastic bag to maintain freshness.
Now you’re armed with the knowledge to make the most delicious and succulent Blackstone Grilled Corn on the Cob. Enjoy the flavors of summer and create memorable moments around the grill with this delightful side dish.
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