Happy Outdoor Grill Season! In our family it’s always outdoor grill season, but this time of year is particularly fun because Mother Earth gives us fantastic fruits and veggies to grill.
We LOVE grilling corn on the cob. The flavor is intensely smoky…. mmmmm… My only advice is that when you grill your corn on the cob you do one of two things – keep the corn in the husk (with cornsilk removed) OR remove the husks and rub the corn with oil and/or juice (such as lime).
I saw this recipe on one of Rachael Ray’s 30 minute meals. Personally, I love her recipes but find a lot of them to be expensive to make. Sorry Rachael, I do love you, but my pantry is meager compared to yours!
This recipe uses items that are already in your kitchen. Rachael whipped up her own homemade BBQ sauce to top the corn with and in hindsight, I should have done the same thing. I used store bought BBQ sauce, which was yummy, but I wish I had tried making my own. It requires mixing a few staple ingredients together such as brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, etc. in a sauce pan. Easy enough for me!
The only thing that I did NOT have on hand were scallions to throw on top of my bbq’d corn. That would have added a beautiful finish to these babies. There is always next time )
BBQ Corn on the Cob
Source: Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals
(including items needed to make your own BBQ sauce, which are indicated with an asterisk “*”)
If you want to use store bought BBQ sauce, omit the items and directions with an “*”…
4 ears corn on cob
2 limes, juiced
A drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar*
2 tablespoons brown sugar*
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce*
1 tablespoon grill seasoning, a palm full*
1/2 cup ketchup or tomato sauce*
1 tablespoon hot sauce*
2 scallions, finely chopped
Heat grill over medium-high heat.
Husk corn and cover with lime juice, drizzle with oil and season with salt. Grill corn for 10-12 minutes, rotating it every few minutes. Make sure there are lots of char marks on your corn!
Combine vinegar and brown sugar over medium-low heat, stir in Worcestershire, grill seasoning, ketchup or tomato sauce, and hot sauce. Simmer a couple of minutes.*
Baste corn liberally with sauce and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from grill, cover corn with chopped green onion and serve.