For all our grilled corn recipes brush 12 husked ears with olive oil. Grill on medium-high until tender, about 20 minutes. Eat like that or, better yet, pick from one of our delectable topping combinations.
Recipe #1: Maple-Mustard Grilled Corn with Bacon
Sweet maple syrup and spicy Dijon mustard make the perfect, simple glaze to compliment smoky grilled corn on the cob (pictured, bottom).
• 12 ear(s) corn, husked
• Olive oil, for grilling
• 1/4 cup(s) maple syrup
• 2 tablespoon(s) Dijon mustard
• 1 pinch(s) allspice
• 6 slice(s) bacon
1. Brush 12 husked ears with olive oil. Grill on medium-high until tender, about 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, and a pinch of allspice.
3. Cook 6 slices of bacon until crisp, about 6 minutes; drain on paper towels. Finely chop bacon and set aside on a platter.
4. During the last 3 minutes of grilling, baste corn with maple-mustard glaze. Roll corn in bacon. Serve immediately.
Recipe #2: Mexican-Style with Cotija Cheese and Lime Zest
This Mexican-style recipe for grilled corn (pictured, second from bottom) will instantly liven up any picnic table or backyard barbecue. The mix of tangy and cool sour cream, fresh lime, spice, and salty cheese complements the naturally sweet corn.
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Recipe #3: Classic Herbed Butter Grilled Corn
Sweet, creamy butter and fresh summer herbs are a combination you can't go wrong with. Try it in this recipe for sweet and smoky grilled corn (pictured, third from top).
Recipe #4: Barbecue Glazed
This quick and easy summer side dish is packed full of sweet and smoky barbecue flavor (pictured, second from top).
Recipe #5: Truffle Oil, Garlic, and Parmesan
This fancier take on traditional corn on the cob will have all your guests clamoring for more (pictured, top).
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