How to Grill Corn on the Cob in Foil, with a tantalizing zesty Lime Mayonnaise. You can cook grilled corn without foil, but it’s so much more tender when you wrap it up. Try it and see for yourself!
Corn on the Cob on the Grill
Nothing says summer like corn on the cob on the grill. The sweet kernels bursting with crisp starchy juice, the little bits of charred skin, and the deep smoky flavor tastes of summer memories I long to relive.
Grilled Corn is the perfect platform on which to experiment with flavors. Who says you have to stick with plain old butter?
Grilled Corn with Smoky Lime Mayo
Grilled Corn with Smoky Lime Mayo is a new favorite in our family. A gutsy blend of hot smoked paprika, lime zest, and MAYONNAISE makes for an unexpected treat. The rich creamy mayonnaise bonds the smoked paprika and lime to the fresh corn and offers intense complexity. Who knew mayonnaise could make such a difference?!?
Grilling corn isn’t tricky, but it does seem to be something many people are afraid to try. Let’s discuss the dos and don’ts of corn on the cob on the grill.
Grilled Corn Tips and Tricks
Why Should I Use Foil When Grilling Corn?
When you place shucked corn cobs straight on the grill, it cooks fast and developed lovely char marks. However, the direct heat tends to make the skin on the kernels tough. There’s something to be said about this more rustic version of corn on the cob… I personally like it. However, most people prefer grilled corn to be tender.
Wrapping each corn cob in aluminum foil protects the corn from the direct heat. The corn steams and grills at the same time, so you get some char marks but end up with a much better texture and sweet corn flavor.
What You Need
How to Grill Corn on the Cob (in Foil)
How Long to Grill Corn in Foil?
It takes about 15-20 minutes over medium heat.
Can I Grill the Corn without Foil?
Of course, you can! It will have a tougher texture, and will have a little more char on the kernels, but will still taste delicious!
Grill at medium heat for 8-10 minutes.
Can I Skip the Foil and Make Grilled Corn in the Husks?
Yes, if you would rather not use aluminum foil, you can brush the corn with the marinade and pull the husks back up around the cobs. This will produce tender corn, just like with foil. However, this method tends to be a bit messier, and you most likely won’t have the option of a “husk handle” after grilling.
Grilled Corn Variations
Don’t like the idea of the Smoky Lime Mayo? Try this recipe with simply salt, black pepper, and a little butter.
Or season the mayonnaise with Italian seasoning and garlic powder. You can also brush the corn cobs with olive oil, then sprinkle them with chili powder, cilantro, and cotija cheese.
You can even kick up the flavor with our Kimchi Grilled Corn Recipe.
What Should I Serve with Corn on the Cob?
Oh, there are so many options! Serve this recipe with all your favorite summertime dishes like…
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Grilled Corn on the Cob (in Foil)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
How to Grill Corn on the Cob in Foil, with a tantalizing zesty Lime Mayonnaise. You can cook grilled corn without foil, but it's so much more tender when you wrap it up. Try it and see for yourself!
US Customary – Metric
Can I Grill the Corn without Foil? Of course! It will have a tougher texture, but will still taste delicious! Grill at medium heat for 8-10 minutes.Can I Skip the Foil and Make Grilled Corn in the Husks? Yes, if you would rather not use foil, you can brush the corn with the marinade and pull the husks back up around the cobs. This will produce tender corn, like with foil, but you most likely won’t have the option of a husk handle, after grilling.
Serving: 1corn cob, Calories: 78kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 205mg, Potassium: 6mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Side Dish
Author: Sommer Collier
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Is it better to grill corn in foil or not?
The foil traps the steam and corn juices to keep the ears from drying out so there's no need for pre-soaking the corn. On hot summer days, you can avoid turning on your stove by cooking foil-wrapped corn outside on the grill. Cooking corn in foil requires hardly any prep and is the easiest method.
How long to grill corn on the cob with husks in foil?
Close husks over corn. Wrap each ear of corn tightly in aluminum foil. Place onto prepared grill. Cook, turning occasionally, 30-32 minutes or until corn is tender.
How long should you barbecue corn on the cob?
Place the corn on the grill, close the cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes, or until kernels are tender when pierced with a paring knife. Remove the husks and eat on the cob or remove the kernels. Serve with the BBQ Butter and/or Herb Butter. Spread over the corn while hot.
How long to grill corn in foil at 350?
Preheat grill to 350-400 degrees F..
Tear off 4 12x12 pieces of tinfoil. Place a piece of corn on each piece of foil. ... .
Place each piece of wrapped corn on the cob on grill. Grill for 18-20 minutes, rotating corn 3-4 times during that time so it doesn't burn..
Remove from grill and enjoy!.