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Garlic-herb grilled corn

Total Time
40 min
10 min
20 min
Herb butter gives this tasty and tender corn on the cob amazing flavor. If you buy corn without the husks, wrap the ears in foil before grilling. Look for the freshest corn you can find when grilling. When purchasing corn, look for ears with tight green husks and golden brown tassels. You also want to feel the ear for plump kernels, avoiding those with holes where the kernels didn't grow. Before grilling, trim the tassels on the corn on the cob and peel back a little bit of the husks before grilling. Serve this with hamburgers or grilled chicken.


Fresh yellow corn

6 medium, in husk

Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Unsalted butter

1 Tbsp

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Fresh thyme

1 Tbsp, chopped

Minced garlic

1 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped


  1. In a large pot filled with cold water, add unshucked ears of corn; soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill or a stove-top grill pan.
  3. Remove corn from pot; pull back husks (be careful to leave husk attached to corn) and remove as much of silk as possible. Coat kernels with cooking spray; cover corn with husks again.
  4. Grill corn, turning every few minutes, until husks are blackened and charred and corn is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small microwave-safe bowl or cup. Stir in oil, thyme, garlic and salt.
  6. To serve, pull back husks to expose corn and use husks as handles. Place on serving platter and brush butter mixture over corn; sprinkle with parsley (and additional salt, if desired). Yields 1 ear per serving.