The sun finally came out this weekend for a brief while, after days of rain, making it a perfect evening to grill out. The perfect menu for our first grilling night of the season — burgers, sweet potato bites and grilled corn on the cob. Yum!
Spring has arrived in Florida, and that means piles and piles of corn in the grocery store. In the spring and summer, we eat a lot of corn around here, and our favorite way to prepare it is on the grill. (Although I admit that I have a pretty good microwave recipe too.) There’s nothing better than fresh grilled corn on the cob. Because corn is a family favorite, I am happy to share our favorite recipe with you in partnership with Sunshine Sweet Corn.
Check out baby girl enjoying her first corn on the cob. No more slicing the corn off for this kiddo, she prefers it on the cob – husk and all. She even begged for more.
With spring all around, we have been talking a lot about plants lately. K is very interested in learning about how plants grow (on the ground, under the ground, on trees, etc.) and where and when they grow. At dinner, we talked about corn being a spring and summer veggie grown right here in Florida. We also talked about how fast and how tall the plant grows and all of the many uses for corn — food, fuel, plastic, etc. I love how excited she gets about learning about plants. After our recent trip to pick blueberries, I half expected a request to pick corn. (Anyone know if there is a You PIck Corn farm in Central Florida?)
How to Grilled Corn On The Cob
- Fresh corn on the cob in husk
- Garlic salt (optional)
- Foil (optional)
Soak the corn (husk and all) in cold water for at least an hour to allow extra moisture into the corn and to make the husk easier to work with. After soaking, peel back the husk, but don’t shuck it. Remove the silk, and use a basting brush to butter the corn. (Sprinkle with garlic salt if desired. My husband likes it this way.) Re-wrap the corn in the husk and wrap in foil (you can place corn directly on the grill in husks, but my family prefers less charing). Grill for 30 minutes.
Pull back husk and enjoy. Warning – corn is HOT!
If you are a corn fan, get some recipe inspiration by visiting the Sunshine Sweet Corn website. While you are there, pin your favorite recipe from the site with the hashtag #Sweetlife to be entered to win one of three deluxe entertaining package from Williams Sonoma worth more than $200, designed to help you share the sweet flavor of Florida fresh corn with the ones you love. (Sweepstakes ends 5/15/13.)
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sunshine Sweet Corn. I received a gift card to purchase a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.