Originally Posted by VeraBlue
I agree with you about roasting vs. boiling. I've been soaking and roasting for over a year now. I usually soak the corn in beer, but mango juice works nicely too. I'd suggest taking it off after 15-20 minutes, however.
You don't have to be camping to grill (roast) corn. I have a couple of different methods for doing this. Yes, I soak it, at least an hour.
Method 1: Peel back the husk and remove the cornsilk (not essential, but neater). Brush with some melted butter or oil. Then lay some fresh herbs along the cob - basil, thyme, dill weed. Fold the husks back up and tie them at the top with a strip from the cornhusk. Place them on a hot charcoal grill (or campfire), slightly indirect heat. Turn the corn every once in a while so it doesn't char the husks too much. I'm one who doesn't like "crisp" corn so I usually grill/roast mine at least 30 minutes. Cooking time is up to you.
Method 2: Ditto the soaking, peeling back the husk and removing the silk. Make a "whisk" from your fresh herbs and let it soak a bit in melted butter (or oil, but in this case the butter is best). Use the herb whisk to brush the corn cob well. Again, tie the husks back around the corn and grill/roast to your desired doneness.
I'm going to get a few good grilled meals in before it gets cold and roasted corn is definitely on my list!