Grilled Corn on the Cob

🌽 CORN is made even more delicious on the GRILL! Here’s how to make it!


  • 6+ Ears of Fresh Corn
  • Water
  • Salt (for brining and then to taste)
  • Butter (to taste)
  • Toppings – try Trader Joe’s seasonings like; “Everything but the Bagel,” “Everything but the Elote,” or “Chili Lime;” use the seasonings on their own or use butter or mayo with cojito cheese to make it like authentic street corn, “Elote.” (optional)

Directions :

  1. 6 to 24 hours in advance: shuck and wash corn.
  2. Place clean corn cobs in a pot or container big enough to submerge the corn in water – I use a XL Rubbermaid drink pitcher with a lid.
  3. Fill the container with water and salt with a moderate amount of freshly cracked salt. (About 15 turns.)
  4. Let corn sit in the salty water for several hours, ideally over night.
  5. Pre-heat grill for 10 minutes then reduce heat to medium-low.
  6. Pat corn dry and place the raw corn on the grill. Grill for 15-20 minutes turning every 7 minutes. (Cook time will vary on grills, corn kernels will be bright yellow, and easily pierceable and juicy when fully cooked. Like the picture above.)
  7. Don’t let the burn marks fool you – they won’t taste burnt at all. It’s like some kind of CORN MAGIC!
  8. Butter, add toppings or salt, and enjoy!

👉 Don’t like eating corn on the cob? Turn your grilled corn into dish:

Carefully cut the kernels from the cobs and place in a large serving dish. Mix with a few pads of butter until melted. Add 1 can of Rotel to create a smokey-zippy corn side dish that goes great with barbecue.