GRILLED CORN ON THE COB WITH CHILI GARLIC SPREAD

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Now that it’s corn season, I thought I should post this recipe because there is just nothing as economical, easy, and delicious as fresh corn grilled on the BBQ. And when you can purchase fresh corn at a farmer’s market for four ears for a dollar, there is absolutely no reason not to serve grilled corn a couple times a week. And when the corn is slathered with butter that has been lovingly seasoned with chili powder, garlic, paprika, seasoned salt, and pepper; all the better!

I first started making this corn about 20 years ago. And why I haven’t already posted this recipe is beyond me. Maybe it’s because I have recently started doing a lot more grilling. And if truth be told, I haven’t grilled as much as most people because it has always intimidated me. And no I don’t know why. Well, actually I do know one of the reasons. I’m cheap. And have never owned a really top quality BBQ. My good friends have Webbers and Traegers and even Big Green Eggs. But since I never grilled that much, I never felt like I needed to spend the money. (See a chicken/egg thing happenin’ here?)

But I’ve decided not to let the fact that I have a reasonably inexpensive BBQ stop me any longer. And you know, I’ve been turning out some really wonderful grilled food lately. And along with some other amazing new BBQ dishes, this grilled corn has been featured frequently. And I’ve got to tell you, Mr. C. doesn’t mind that a bit!

So if you too have a perfectly functional BBQ feeling lonely and neglected, I suggest you fire it up, toss on an Adobo Seasoned Grilled Flat-Iron or Skirt Steak (recipe on this site), some ears of this corn, and if you really want to go the distance, a Grilled Romaine Salad (recipe also on this site). I promise you that if you make the meal I just suggested, your family and friends might end up doing a happy dance right on your deck or in your dining room. And wouldn’t that be special to watch!! Happy days my friends.

  • ¼ c. very soft butter
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. seasoned salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 shucked ears of corn, yellow or white

Combine the butter, chili powder, granulated garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. Place ears of corn on a medium hot BBQ. Slather with the butter mixture and rotate the corn as necessary to make sure the corn is evenly cooked. Keep smearing the butter on until you run out, or the corn is done, whichever comes first. Serve hot.

Please let me know if you like this recipe. Thanks