Monday, June 10, 2013

Smokey Grilled Corn

Grilling season is in full swing, as are the warm temperatures.  It was 93° here today.  Way to hot for this early in June, and way to hot to be cooking indoors.  The air conditioning is barely adequate in our 100 year old house, so we try to keep things cool at all costs.  Once the house heats up it takes hours to cool down.  Whoever said old homes were "charming" never lived in one.  No really, I love my old house, even with all the challenges it has presented in the last 20 years.

I'm getting just a little off subject here.  Where was I?  Oh yes, grilling.  I've really gotten into finding unique recipes to try on the grill.  We normally just cook the old stand bys like everyone else, burgers, steak, hot dogs and chicken, but lately I"ve been experimenting with veggies and mushrooms.  Its been a lot of fun!

The idea for this recipe came from the caterers at one of my hubby's work parties.  They served this great grilled corn that was seasoned with paprika and parsley.  It was great but we all thought it was missing something so I took the idea and ran with it.  Over the course of last summer I messed around with the recipe and I've come up with something I think is a real winner.

One of the best things about it is that it cooks on the grill right along with the meat.  In fact the smokiness of the grill is what makes this corn taste so good.  This would be a great side at your Father's Day BBQ this weekend.

Smokey Grilled Corn
Serves 6-8

4Tbs. Butter
½ tsp. Smoked Paprika
½ tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper
½ tsp. Chili powder
3 tsp. Parsley
Juice of ½ a lime
1 clove minced garlic
1 16 oz. Bag frozen corn (you can also use 2 ½ cups of fresh corn cut off the cob)

Tear off 2 large sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil and place one on top of the other. Fold up the edges to form a foil pan about 8-10 inches across. You could also use a small disposable foil pan for this.

Next to your steaks or burgers, place the foil pan on the grill over medium high heat. Add the butter and allow to melt and get nice and bubbly. Add the corn and the remaining ingredients to the foil pan. Stir to coat the corn with the spices.

Close the lid on the grill and allow the corn to cook right along with your meat. It will soak up the smokey flavor of the grill and be fantastic! Stir it occasionally so it heats evenly and the spices are distributed nicely. Once the corn is heated through, remove from the grill and enjoy!!

**You can also make this on your stove top in a frying pan.**

Source:  A Mommy's Original Recipe

1 comment:

  1. Toni, looks fab - thanks for bringing it on over to the big BBQ. Cheers



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