Grilled Corn (the only recipe you need)

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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).

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:

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

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

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

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

I hope you enjoyed the show!
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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.
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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
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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!

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

I'm glad I've already eaten lunch. Looks great. :D
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Postby mitchamus » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:29 pm

I'll definitely have to try this...

pork chop looks good too!
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