Grilled Corn in Foil: A Summertime Delight!

Imagine the tantalizing aroma of charcoal and the sight of perfectly grilled corn on the cob. It’s the quintessential summer experience. But what if we told you there’s an even easier way to achieve that deliciousness? Introducing grilled corn in foil! This method allows you to “set it and forget it” while you attend to the rest of your grilled feast. Are you ready to learn the secrets of this hands-off technique? Let’s get started!

Ingredients for Grilled Corn in Foil

To achieve grilled corn perfection, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Corn on the cob, ripe and in season (goes without saying!)
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional toppings (we’ll get to that later)

If you’re not in the mood to fire up the grill, we’ve got you covered! You can try the classic boiled corn on the cob or even microwave corn on the cob. And if you happen to have a smoker, why not give smoked corn on the cob a try?

How to Make Grilled Corn in Foil: A Few Tips!

The key to making grilled corn in foil is knowing the grill temperature and cook time. Once you’ve nailed that down, you’ll want to memorize this recipe and make it over and over again. There’s just one more thing to keep in mind: the foil itself. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, approximately 375 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the corn on foil and season it. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and dot with butter.
  3. Loosely wrap the corn in foil. Seal the edges without making the wrapper too tight. Then create a few holes in the foil to allow air to escape.
  4. Grill for 20 to 25 minutes, turning occasionally. Check if the corn is bright yellow and cooked to your liking. The exact timing will depend on the grill temperature.
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Toppings for Grilled Corn

Now comes the fun part: adding delicious toppings to your grilled corn in foil. While the butter, salt, and pepper alone are a mouthwatering combination, here are a few suggestions to take it to the next level:

  • Fresh parsley, cilantro, or chives: A sprinkling of these green herbs adds a lovely touch.
  • Paprika or smoked paprika: For a pop of color and flavor.
  • Old Bay: The famous seasoning that brings out the best in corn (store-bought or homemade).
  • Mexican street corn (elote): Indulge in a creamy, spiced sauce, sprinkling of cheese, lime, and cilantro. It’s truly heavenly!
  • Ranch: You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the delightful combination of ranch seasoning and corn.
  • Greek seasoning: A blend of basil, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder that works wonders when sprinkled on corn.

Just talking about these toppings is making our mouths water!

This Grilled Corn in Foil Recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. But fear not! If you follow a vegan, plant-based, or dairy-free lifestyle, simply substitute coconut oil or vegan butter.

So, gather your corn on the cob, fire up the grill, and prepare to create a delectable feast with grilled corn in foil. Don’t forget to explore our wide array of grilled vegetables too. From potatoes and peppers to asparagus and pineapple, the grilling possibilities are endless!

Now, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!


Images courtesy of Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ