Get yourself down to the market and grab some fresh sweet cobs. These six corn on the cob glaze ideas will have your friends swooning, your mouth watering and your body thanking you for a healthy addition to your expertly grilled meal.
Corn on the cob is a healthy grilling choice. Corn provides fiber, folate, Vitamin C, magnesium and more to keep your digestive and immune system chugging along. Slathered with a glaze of your choice this tasty side can take center stage at your summertime barbecue celebrations (what’s good, Memorial Day weekend).
Grilling Corn is Easy to Do. You Just Have to Know a Few Basic Things:
1. Pull husks of corn cobs down to the base to expose cobs
2. Take silks off cobs
3. Pull husks back over cobs
4. Soak cobs in cold salted water for about 10 minutes
5. Grill cobs, occasionally turning until kernels are tender. This should take 20-25 minutes.
You can stop right there and eat the corn. Tasty and simple!
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Slather on One of These 7 Glazes to Your Beautiful Golden Creations
1) The Basic Butter Glaze:
Cream ½ cup butter with ½ teaspoon salt. Then add a few more ingredients once you pick one of these styles:
2) Zippy Lime:
1 tablespoon lime juice, ¼ cup cilantro, ½ teaspoon paprika, black pepper to taste
3) Screamin’ Hot Beer Butter:
1 tablespoon lime juice, ¼ cup cilantro, 2-3 tablespoons beer, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon hot sauce (Sriracha works well). Chill before using.
4) Basil ‘n Butter:
¼ cup chopped basil and black pepper to taste (Don’t like basil? No problem. Use a different herb!)
5) Citrus Parmesan:
Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
6) Perfect Pesto:
Make your favorite healthy pesto recipe and spread on grilled cob. Try this butter-free pesto recipe.
7) Holy Guacamole:
Mash an avocado with 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice, 2 cloves crushed garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt.