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Seasoned Corn

Seasoned Corn

This seasoned corn is a great side dish for summer cookouts and weeknight dinners. In this recipe, fresh corncobs are seasoned and grilled in a foil packet.

 

This is an easy to put together and deliciously different way to make corn.

 

Fresh corn is absolutely delicious, it has a snap to it that’s lost with frozen corn. It might be a little intimidating to pick up a bunch of corn still in their husks. And it is a bit of extra work, but totally worth it!

 

Shucking the corn is pretty easy, and you’ll get the hang of it by the second one.

 

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Shuck the corn

 

The easiest way that I’ve found to shuck corn is to cut off a small piece off both ends.

 

Then, starting on the tapered end (the one with the fuzzy silk peeking out), start separating the husk from the corn.

 

Get your thumb right under the silk and pull down and out in one motion. Most of the silk comes right off with the husk. Then just pick off any stray pieces and you’re all set.

 

A fresh corn cob with half the husk removed, displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

To make this seasoned corn you will need

 

4 Corncobs, husks removed and cut into 4 pieces

2 tablespoon Canola Oil

2 teaspoons Salt

1 teaspoon Paprika

½ teaspoon Garlic Powder

½ teaspoon Onion Powder

½ teaspoon Oregano

¼ teaspoon Black Pepper

Pinch of Crush Red Pepper, leave it out if you don’t like spicy

Chopped Parsley, for garnish

Butter, for serving if desired

 

You will also need

Cooking spray

Heavy duty aluminum foil or pre-made aluminum foil grill bags

 

 

Prepare the corn

 

Cut each corncob into 4 pieces.

 

Fresh corn cobs cut into four pieces, displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

Prepare the seasoning mix

 

Add the salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, black pepper and crush red pepper (if using) to a small bowl. Stir the seasoning well to combine.

 

Cut corncobs in a glass bowl and a small bowl of seasoning displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

Season the Corn

 

Add the corn to a large bowl. Make sure it’s large enough that you can get in there and stir and toss without the corn going all over the place.

 

Add the canola oil to the corn and toss until it is well coated.

 

Once the corn is coated with the oil, add the seasoning mix while stirring and tossing as you add it in. Continue tossing until the seasoning is distributed.

 

 

Prepare the foil packet

 

We’re making a good amount of corn so we need a large foil packet. You can make your own, or purchase premade aluminum foil grill bags. They’re super convenient!

 

But, for this recipe we made our own grill pack.

 

Get started by cutting a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil about 24 inches long. Make sure you use heavy duty. Regular foil will not hold up to the weight and the grill.

 

Lay the piece of foil out horizontally (left to right). I like to place the foil on a large baking sheet – a half pan. That way I build the foil pack on the sheet pan making it much easier to carry out to the grill.

 

Next, place another piece of aluminum foil, also 24 inches long, vertically over the horizontal piece.

 

Spray the center of the foil lightly with cooking spray. Then, add the corn to the center of the foil.

 

Seasoned, cut corncobs on aluminum foil.

 

Cover the corn by bringing in the top and the bottom of the vertical piece.

 

Aluminum foil folded over covering the corncobs.

 

Next, bring up the sides and have them meet. Fold the edges together to seal. Make another thin fold to reinforce.

 

A piece of aluminum foil brought up so the edges meet.

 

Next, crimp the sides to seal the packet. Make sure there is enough room, so that air can circulate in the packet.

 

A completed foil packet displayed on a metal sheet pan.

 

 

Grill the corn

 

Finally, grill the corn on a covered grill over moderate heat for 20-25 minutes or so. At 20 minutes our corn was still a little snappy, which is how we like it.

 

Carefully open the foil pack, be careful with the steam! Garnish with a little chopped parsley and serve with butter on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

 

Seasoned corncobs cut into pieces and garnished with chopped parsley.

 

 

Want more summer grilling inspiration? Check out these great recipes:

 

Sausage and shrimp foil packet

Dr Pepper marinated steak skewers

Churrasco steak and chimichurri sauce

Beef and potato skewers

Chicken foil packs

 

Seasoned Corn

This seasoned corn is a great side dish for summer cookouts and weeknight dinners. In this recipe, fresh corncobs are seasoned and grilled in a foil packet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled corn
Servings: 4
Calories: 143kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Corncobs husks removed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Crush Red Pepper leave it out if you don’t like spicy
  • Chopped Parsley for garnish
  • Butter for serving if desired

Instructions

You will also need

  • Cooking spray and heavy duty aluminum foil or pre-made aluminum foil grill bags

Prepare the seasoning mix

  • Add the salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, black pepper and crush red pepper (if using) to a small bowl. Stir the seasoning well to combine.

Season the Corn

  • Add the corn to a large bowl. Make sure it’s large enough that you can get in there and stir and toss without the corn going all over the place.
  • Add the canola oil to the corn and toss until it is well coated.
  • Once the corn is coated with the oil, add the seasoning mix while stirring and tossing as you add it in. Continue tossing until the seasoning is distributed.

Prepare the foil packet

  • Start by cutting a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil about 24 inches long. Make sure you use heavy duty. Regular foil will not hold up to the weight and the grill.
  • Lay the piece of foil out horizontally (left to right). Place the foil on a large baking sheet.
  • Next, place another piece of aluminum foil, also 24 inches long, vertically over the horizontal piece.
  • Spray the center of the foil lightly with cooking spray. Then, add the corn to the center of the foil.
  • Cover the corn by bringing in the top and the bottom of the vertical piece.
  • Next, bring up the sides and have them meet. Fold the edges together to seal. Make another thin fold to reinforce.
  • Crimp the sides to seal the packet. Make sure there is enough room, so that air can circulate in the packet.

Grill the corn

  • Grill the corn on a covered grill over moderate heat for 20-25 minutes. At 20 minutes our corn was still a little snappy.
  • Carefully open the foil pack, be careful with the steam! Garnish with a little chopped parsley and serve with butter on the side, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 1177mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8.3% | Vitamin C: 7.4% | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 3.7%
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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