GARLIC BUTTER GRILLED CORN
Ever since I was little, I have adored corn on the cob. Of course I also loved canned and frozen corn, but there is something extra special about fresh corn on the cob. There are so many options for cooking it too – it can be boiled, grilled or baked. I have been experimenting with recipes for corn on the cob and I am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare it. Before I decided to use my own recipe to feature in this post, I browsed the Sunshine Sweet Corn corn recipes, where I found some delicious looking recipes that I will be trying this summer. The Corn Chowder sounds amazing (as does the Cilantro Lime Butter!).
The video below has some great suggestions and tips for preparing and cooking corn.
Corn is a great addition to a meal – not only does it taste pretty amazing, it is very beneficial to your body. Let’s talk about a few of the health benefits of corn:
Whole grains, like Supersweet Corn, are an essential part of a healthy diet that have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems. The healthiest kinds of grains are whole grains. Whole grains are better sources of fiber and other important nutrients, such as selenium, potassium and magnesium.
Recent studies have shown that sweet corn is one of the best dietary sources of two antioxidants (lutein and zeaxanthin) that help promote healthy vision and protect eyes. In addition to protecting against cataracts and chronic eye disease, lutein can help prevent hardening of the arteries (which can lead to heart attack and stroke). I had no idea that corn was so important for eye health!
Now, on to my recipe – Garlic Butter Grilled Corn on the Cob! This is so simple to make, but judging by the taste, you would never guess this. Here are the steps I took to create the perfect corn on the cob:
3 or 4 fresh Sunshine Sweet ears of corn
1/2 stick butter
3-4 cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
Quick corn on the cob tips:
-When you buy corn on the cob, always peel back the husks just a bit at the top to make sure that the corn isn’t dried out or dark. You want it to be fresh and perfect.
-Corn on the cob can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you bring it home, you can either shuck it, or keep it in the husk. Sweet corn will stay fresh if stored properly and refrigerated – simply place corn in a ziploc bag, or airtight container.
Rinse the corn under cool water, and pull the husks down to the bottom. Remove only one layer of husk from one of the ears to cut into strips to tie around the top of the cob, and set it aside. Don’t remove the rest though, as the husks will be pulled back up around the corn before grilling. Remove the silk/strings and rinse the corn again.
Spread the butter evenly over each ear of corn, then sprinkle with sea salt, followed by a sprinkling of the paprika/mustard mixture.
Place ears of corn on the top rack of the BBQ grill. You might want to start cooking this before your meat goes on, depending what kind of meat you will be grilling and the time required for it. Make sure the heat isn’t too high. Turn frequently until each piece is a light brown color (about 25-30 minutes). Keep a close eye on them, to prevent burning.
Don’t worry if husks open up a bit.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe, and learning about Sunshine Sweet Corn. My husband and I were just saying (after eating the corn I cooked), that we cannot wait to make more – and try it different ways. It is so easy to prepare, whether you choose to boil it, bake it or grill it.
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*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Sunshine Sweet Corn. I was reimbursed to purchase Sweet Corn and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.