This grilled corn on the cob is a real summertime treat. It's basted with a spicy butter blend and grilled to perfection in about 20 minutes. This recipe is easily doubled to serve a larger gathering. This recipe is part of our Juneteenth Family Cookout Menu.

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Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD, May 2021


Credit: Andrea Mathis

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15 mins
1 hr 35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Carefully pull back cornhusks, remove the silk and fold the husks back over the cobs. Soak the corn in a large bowl of water for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat grill to low heat (300°F). Combine butter, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

  • Remove the corn from the water and pat dry with a clean towel. Pull the husks back and brush the kernels with the butter mixture, then cover again with the husks. Grill the corn, turning a few times, until tender and slightly charred, 15 to 20 minutes. To serve, pull back the husks and tie them together with kitchen twine.


Kitchen twine

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 37mg; sodium 250mg; carbohydrates 20g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 4g; sugars 7g; niacin equivalents 2mg; saturated fat 9g; vitamin a iu 806IU; potassium 295mg.