Grilling Corn on the Cob

How to Cook Corn on the Cob

Real Restaurant Vegetable Recipe

There are a number of ways for Grilling Corn and most of them work well. The two recipes below are both very good ways that explain how to cook corn on the cob using a grill.

I barbecue corn on the cob at home and on the restaurant deck during the nice summer months.

The aroma of barbequing food outdoors seems to draw customers from miles around. It is the best form of advertising I have ever used. :-)

While you are thinking about grilling corn, you should also consider grilling asparagus and / or other vegetables.  It is really a wonderful way to prepare your veggies and if your barbecue is ready to take over some of the summer cooking chores, you might as well have it do the entire job for particular meals. Like butter? Smother them!

Grilling Corn on the Cob

One Way to BBQ Corn on the Cob

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves 8.


  • 8 Medium ears corn, husked and de-silked with ends trimmed
  • 8 tablespoons of butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil



  • Combine butter, salt and pepper and mix well
  • Center each ear of corn on a square of heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Generously coat each ear of corn with the butter mixture
  • Fold in ends of aluminum foil and roll up ears of corn in the foil
  • Place corn on the grill for 10 - 12 minutes with cover closed but periodically turn the corn


Some people (more and more) do not like using aluminum or aluminum foil when they cook food. There may be the possibility of contaminants attaching themselves to our food. I understand this and so I give you another way to BBQ corn on the cob.

Grilling Corn on the Cob

Corn on the Cob Using Your BBQ

Preparation time: 35 minutes. Serves 8.


  • 8 Medium ears corn, husked and de-silked with ends trimmed
  • 8 tablespoons of butter at room temperature
  • Kitchen string or twine



  • Pull back the husks on the corn but do not remove
  • Remove the silk from the corn and cut off the very end
  • Soak the corn in cold water (ice water) for about 20-25 minutes
  • Remove the corn and pat dry
  • Brush each corn on the cob with a generous amount of butter
  • Fold the husks back down and around the corn and twist the ends or tie the ends closed (I use kitchen twine)
  • Place the corn on the grill directly over the heat, turning the heat down to medium or medium-low
  • Cook the corn for about 8 minutes but turn each cob frequently so as not to burn

When done, the corn should be spotted with a little brown but not totally charred (a little is fine)

This particular method (using the husks) is attractive and appreciated by many restaurant guests as they observe the cooks at the BBQ during the summer months on the patio.

Enjoy your grilled corn on the cob and the company of those you share it with!


“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower