May 08, 2011

Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob

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How can you not love this time of year??? If not for the warmer weather than at least for all the delicious fruits and vegetables that are in season that start popping up in your grocery store and farmers markets. On my latest stop to the farmers market there is a huge sign out front that reads eggs, honey, rhubarb and corn. Fresh corn coming right into season, yes please, so I picked myself up a bundle of husks.

I have such wonderful memories of peeling corn husks on my mothers back deck growing up. The whole family would come over and there was always that time in the day where everyone had to stop playing catch and come peel the corn husks, cause when your feeding around 25 + people that can be quite the daunting task.

Paul was laughing at why I bought 6 ears of corn when it's normally just the two of us, and sometimes his sister, so there was no need for all that corn. Little did he know how good it was going to be and there wouldn't be even a half ear of corn left to snack on later.

I wanted to make a nice spicy butter to rub on the ears before popping them on the grill. I think you get such a nice flavor from the corn when its cooked with the spices rather than just rubbing the butter on the corn after its been cooked. 

This was phenomenal. The spices gave the corn just enough of a southern bite and with the melted butter  it was a winner. Again, with the change in seasons I am just so excited to kick off this spring with tastey fresh foods, picked at their prime and enjoyed at their best.


Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno


4 large ears sweet corn
Onion Powder

Garlic Powder
cayenne pepper
white pepper
3 tbsp butter

Preheat grill to medium. Peel back the husks of the corn without removing them. Remove the silks and recover the corn with the husk. Soak in large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes. Remove corn from water and shake off excess. 

Combine Combine butter and all remaining ingredients; stir well. 

Brush evenly over corn, using all of the mixture. 

Place the corn on the grill, close the cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon if you like and serve warm.

And to specially add, Happy Mother's Day to the most amazing woman in my life. She is so supportive, loving and absolutely a blast to be with. She is my best friend.

Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Love you Mom, xoxo



alwayswinner786 said...

Love the use of spices for grilled corn....delicious!
Happy Mother's day to you too!

James said...

Tasty! I love grilled corn. Have you tried sprinkling cotija cheese on after? I can't wait for sweet corn season!