Grilled Corn (the only recipe you need)

All other recipes including your personal favourite and any seasonal tips to share

Grilled Corn (the only recipe you need)

Postby salumi512 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:07 pm

I've tried corn on the cob cooked many different ways including boiled, steamed, soaked and smoked, and a few others. They all seemed to be flavorless or way too much effort for the outcome.

Enter my friend from Mexico who came over to cook with me one day, a few years back. He wanted corn and I said sure, but we need about 4 hours to soak and then cook them in the smoker. Well, he said he just uses the grill over wood coals and it doesn't take long at all. Fine by me. I stood aside and let him go to it.

It is now the only way I will cook corn on the cob, and the flavor can't be beat. The first requirement is to cook over very hot wood coals or fire. Gas grills don't get hot enough to cook with this technique, although an infrared grill might work (but it won't have the flavor).

Ingredients:
Corn
Mayonaise (to be authentic), or butter if you prefer
Mild chile powder (ancho is authentic)

This is a two step cooking process. First you grill the corn in the husk. Then when ready to serve, remove the husk and silk and grill until the desired doneness. Serve with mayo and chili powder (this is how street vendors serve it up in Mexico).

Here is the pictorial:

Corn in husk over very hot wood coals:
Image

Cook until black on each side. At this point they are completely cooked through:
Image

When ready to serve, remove the husk and silk and place back on the grill:
Image

This is how they should look when done for the perfect grilled flavor:
Image

And here we go, served with mayo and chile powder with grilled pork chops and toast:
Image

I hope you enjoyed the show!
User avatar
salumi512
Registered Member
 
Posts: 318
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:27 am
Location: Austin, TX

Postby Vindii » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:59 pm

That looks great. I will try this. It wont be for months though as we dont have any good corn around here until summer.
User avatar
Vindii
Registered Member
 
Posts: 428
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:11 pm
Location: Milwaukee WI, USA

Postby Snags » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:09 am

never tried it with mayo or chilli

Have always done my corn like that though but just ate it plain.
I have a variety we have grown in the family for over 50 years and it tastes fantastic and really "cornny" as opposed to the sweet wet new varieties.

Lucky corn grows here nearly all year,......I will try it
yet to take the plunge still researching
User avatar
Snags
Registered Member
 
Posts: 471
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:53 am
Location: Discovery Coast

Re: Grilled Corn (the only recipe you need)

Postby SausageBoy » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:12 am

salumi512 wrote:Well, he said he just use the grill over wood coals and it doesn't take long at all.


Good deal!

That's the way we've always done it!

:D
User avatar
SausageBoy
Registered Member
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:25 pm
Location: New York State

Postby NCPaul » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:30 pm

I'm glad I've already eaten lunch. Looks great. :D
Fashionably late will be stylishly hungry.
NCPaul
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 2303
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:58 am
Location: North Carolina

Postby mitchamus » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:29 pm

I'll definitely have to try this...

pork chop looks good too!
mitchamus
Registered Member
 
Posts: 452
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:50 pm
Location: Sydney/Snowy Mountains Australia


Return to Cookery in general

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron