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Old 07-14-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
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Grilling Corn On The Cob

I've got a charcoal grill and want to grill fresh corn on the cob.

Do I need to wrap them in foil after shucking? Leave unshucked?

I do have a two-layer grill with an upper level for less direct heat

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Old 07-14-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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I would not bother with the foil. A lot of people will tell you to soak the corn first, but I do not do this either. I find the husk smolders a little and adds a nice smoky flavor. I also don't bother to pull the silk out until after it is cooked. On your grill I would probably put the corn on the upper level and rotate every once in a while.
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:45 PM   #3
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Check the cooking on the grill section, couple of grilled corn recipes there.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:37 PM   #4
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Like GB says... Dont shuck them. But if you do, yes, wrap in foil.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:58 PM   #5
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I'm all the way with GB. I do it the same way. make sure grill is not too hot. It should be say medium. It is the best way to make corn.
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Old 07-15-2005, 01:18 AM   #6
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You'll find as many methods as there are people who cook out. When you put them in foil or in their shucks, you're steaming them over coals/flame. My husband prefers it when I do like I do with other veggies -- shuck, then brush or roll in olive oil and seasonings, then put over the flame. It's more roasted than steamed. All are delicious, to me there is no wrong or right, just what you like. He just happens to like it roasted. As for me, I've met few ears of corn I didn't like, and the way he likes it is easy on me, since I always put a ton of veggies on any time we light the coals.
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:48 PM   #7
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Post Zesty Corn-on-the-Cob

Zesty Corn-on-the-Cob
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:
6 ears fresh corn
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Directions:
Pull outer husks from top to base of each corn ear; leave husks attached to ear. Strip away silk. Trim any blemishes from corn. Place corn in large bowl. Cover with cold water; soak 20 to 30 minutes.Prepare grill for direct cooking.Remove corn from water; pat kernels dry with paper towels. Combine margarine, parsley, horseradish, paprika, pepper and salt in small bowl. Spread about half of margarine mixture evenly over kernels.Bring husks back up each ear of corn; secure at top with wet string.Place corn on grid. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 15 to 20 minutes or until corn is hot and tender, turning every 5 minutes.Transfer corn to serving plate. Remove front half of husks on each piece of corn; brush with remaining margarine mixture.
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:01 AM   #8
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I soak them overnight if possible and cook with the husks on but silks removed. I don't like the strong burnt taste you get from not soaking them.
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:50 AM   #9
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I peel the husks back, remove the silk, and pull the husks back up over the corn. If the corn isn't very fresh - I might soak for an hour or two .... you're not going to alter the texture or flavor of the corn (the natural sugars begin to convert to starch the instant the corn is picked) ... just rehydrate the husks so you get a nice steaming going on inside the husks on the grill.

I generally don't cook corn over direct heat .... but sometimes I do. Sometimes - I'll cook over indirect heat and then peel the husks back and roast the corn over direct heat for a few minutes to brown/scorch the corn.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:11 AM   #10
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as you can see there are many suggestions. personally I like what sara moulton does. shuck and clean corn. rub a little evoo on it. place on side of grill as other items are cooking so it starts heating, then as other foods are ready, place over hot coals and turn every minute or two to get the kernels golden brown. yum! w salt and pepper. (some like butter) I hate shuking and cleanign a hot ear of corn.
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:33 AM   #11
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I leave them unshucked, Just make sure they don't catch on fire..
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:39 AM   #12
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I actually like when they catch fire. It adds a smoky flavor to the corn. I would not let it burn long, but a little flame here and there is not a bad thing.
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Old 04-26-2006, 04:29 PM   #13
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this is about the only way I will eat corn. Keep the shucks on.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:28 AM   #14
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either way works ok,just remember to wrap them in foil... if you shuck them... ;)
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Yummy! I want to get my grill going now! I just read the post about the burgers on the grill too! But its raining here so I have to wait. ;(
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:08 PM   #16
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i've recently tried the peeling back, removing silk, folding up the husks (tying closed) and soaking for 30 minutes, then grilling over low to medium charcoals for about 20 to 25 minutes, turning frequently. the outer husks eventually burned up, the inner husks were getting pretty charred when it was done.
boy were they delicious.
no butter or salt needed. the sweet corn flavor was intense, with a nice smokey background.
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:56 AM   #17
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First I have to laugh, 'unshuck' or 'shuck' sounds really funny to me, it's a new word for me. Ok back to the topic, seems everyone has their way of grilling them. I unshuck them then put them on the grill, no salt, no butter. They are as sweet on their own without adding anything to them I find.Back in Kenya, corn on cob grilling is a mastered art!honest! There are people who grill corn cobs on the streets and we used to know whose were the best.We knew those who had just started and those who had it to an art.Yep, the art of corn grilling.
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RMS - Get really tasty... use other veggies, (any will do such as onions, bell peppers, mush rooms, etc., )a quick soaking in an Italian dressing will make all veggies a great treat. Experiment, and you won't be disapointed. All veggies (even others such as squash or tomatoes) will be great. The longer you spend on the soaking, the better it tastes :-P

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Old 07-03-2006, 08:33 AM   #19
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would like to try corn on the cob on the bbq for the first time...

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Originally Posted by FoodDude
I've got a charcoal grill and want to grill fresh corn on the cob.

Do I need to wrap them in foil after shucking? Leave unshucked?

I do have a two-layer grill with an upper level for less direct heat
We just found a vendor who sells fresh corn on the cob, which are not very spread here in Italy, and we would love to cook them on the next BBQ occasion.
However neither I or Cristiano have never cooked them on the BBQ, what does "SHUCKING" mean?? I vaguely remember someone preboiled the corn before putting on the bbq grill, is that necessary?
How long does it take to cook them, any trick to cook them thoroughly so you wouldn't get "charred on the outside, raw on the inside" cob??

TIA for any input!!
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:41 AM   #20
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Shucking means pulling of the greens, you know the leaves around the corn. After experimenting for a long time i now leave the greens on and grile it as is, Keep turning as you grill, it takes maybe 15 minutes to grill it. Then i pull the leaves back, do not take them of. Wrap the big napkin around it and use it as a holder. Tastes great, works well, just add salt or butter, or whatever else you might like.
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