Grilled corn on the cob (or barbecue corn on the cob if you prefer) is a Summer staple of a side that packs a ton of delicious flavor into one delicious, low-calorie dish.
It is no secret we love Summer around here. Being able to cook out on the grill and spend time as a family is one of our favorite ways to pass the time during the warm Summer months.
One of my favorite things (well, besides steak) to cook on the grill has to be fresh Summer corn. Grilled corn on the cob is simple, flavorful and delicious. As a matter of fact, I've already shared with you my recipe for Ginger Soy Grilled Corn. It's an Asian inspired side that I just know will be a big hit at your next barbecue.
Today, however, I'm giving you my blueprint for Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob. You'll find that this will be your go to recipe for barbecue corn on the cob and a jumping off point for experimenting with new flavor combinations. I know you'll love it.
FAQ About Barbecue Corn on the Cob
Here are some questions frequently asked about how to grill corn on the cob.
How do I choose the best corn on the cob?
Look for husks that are bright green. When you peel back the husks, the kernels should be evenly spaced and look plump.
Should you soak corn before grilling?
Epicurious has done the research on this, and their conclusion is that it doesn't make a whole lot of difference.
Is Corn better grilled or boiled?
Boiled corn may produce a sweeter flavor, but you'll miss out on the delicious smokey notes that the grill provides. It's really up to your preference, but I say give both a try and see which you like better. (My guess is that grilled corn on the cob is going to be a new Summer staple for your family too!)
How long does corn on the cob last?
If the husk is still on, store uncovered in a refrigerator for 1 to 2 days, or if not, refrigerate in tightly wrapped plastic for 1 to 2 days.
Cooked corn on the cob will last in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Keep in wrapped tightly in aluminum foil or in an airtight container.
Can grilled corn be frozen?
Yes! Cooked corn, whether grilled, boiled or roasted will last longer in the freezer. Just make sure you keep it sealed in an air-tight container.
- Salt and Pepper
- Parsley or chives, for garnish
How to Make Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Heat grill to medium-high
- Remove some of the husks to make grilling easier, leave the husk intact though to prevent the corn from drying when it’s grilled
- Trim the silks and remove the stalk
- Grill corn 15-20 minutes
- Remove from grill and allow to cool
- If you would like char marks on the corn, return to the grill for a few minutes
- Serve with your favorite toppings
More Delicious Grilling Recipes
If you are looking for the Best Cookout Recipes you'll want to consider some of these tasty dishes!
- Pineapple Bourbon BBQ Sauce
- Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
- Cowboy Steak Rub Recipe
- Garlic & Herb Grilled Eggplant
Barbecue Corn on the Cob Recipe
Grilled Corn on the Cob
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- Gas Grill
- 6 ears Corn 6 - 12 ears total
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Parsley or chives for garnish optional, for garnish
- Heat grill to medium-high
- Remove some of the husks to make grilling easier, leave the husk intact though to prevent corn from drying when it’s grilled
- Trim the silks and remove the stalk with a sharp knife
- Grill corn 15-20 minutes turning several times
- Remove from grill and allow to cool 5 minutes before removing husks
- If you would like char marks on the corn, return to grill for a few minutes
- Serve with butter, salt or your favorite toppings
For best results, be sure to check our Tips and FAQs above with important tips and questions that can help your delicious recipe come out perfectly.