BBQ Grilled Corn on the Cob with Fresh Herb Butter is such a delicious rustic side dish from my childhood. Growing up with a large backyard garden, we always had a few long rows of corn growing. In the autumn, we would clear the yard for winter before the snow came, and have a burn off with a large bon fire. Into the hot coals, we would throw foiled potatoes and fresh corn on the cob to be cooked in the coals. Living in an urban neigbourhood, it’s not possible to have a large bonfire, but everyone has a barbecue.
It’s so easy to make this dish, with a great visual appeal. The herb butter mixture is flexible with the flavours you want to add. I just throw in whatever herbs I have growing in the garden. You can also add spices, such as cumin and paprika, or even cajun spice, for a different buttery flavour on your bbq corn. Experiment and have some fun with the butter. It’s optional to tie the corn husks with string or wire, I used wire as I think the string will burn off, exposing and burning the bbq corn (plus all guys have wire lying around). It’s so easy to add a visual wow to your meal when you make Grilled Corn on the Cob with Fresh Herb Butter. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Fresh Herb Butter
- 5-6 ears of corn with husks attached
- 1 cup of butter
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
- pinch of salt
Preheat the barbecue on medium heat.
To make the herb butter, mix the softened butter with chopped parsley, oregano, thyme, sage and salt. Set aside.
Pull the husks of corn down to the base, keeping them still attached to the corn. Careful not to pull them off. Pull off the corn silk until the corn is clean, as this will burn on the barbecue, then close back the husks back to their original place. Optional* Tie the husks together with a string or wire, to keep the husks from opening, exposing the corn and burning.
Soak the corn in water, completely submerged for at least 10 minutes.
Shake off the excess water off the corn and place on the barbecue grill. Bbq for about 15 minutes, or until the corn easy bursts when pierced. Turn the corn over every 5 minutes.
Open the corn, leaving the corn husk still attached at the base of the corn and spread with the herb butter.