I had an awesome weekend full of great friends, delicious food and even a bit of time for relaxing. David and I went to a couples baby shower, thrown in Baby D’s honor and it was a huge success! More details to come on Thursday.
And what is the perfect way to end such a fabulous weekend? Grilled corn!
Nothing tastes more like summer to me than vine-ripe tomatoes and delicious grilled corn, so when my CSA box contained both of these goodies, I couldn’t wait for Sunday night’s dinner!
Perfectly Grilled Corn
Not only is it delicious, it’s so easy. You will need:
- a grill
- butter, salt and pepper
I took 4 ears outside to begin the process. I highly recommend doing this because it tends to get a little messy.
Take each corn and gently pull back the husk. Strip it of all its silky strands, but don’t pull the husks off completely.
Fold the husks back up around the cob. Next, soak each ear in ice cold water (containing a few good shakes of salt) for about 10 minutes.
Take the ears out, shake off the excess water and place them on the grill over medium heat.
Close the lid and let them cook for 20 minutes, rotating them every 5 minutes. Play with your puppy in the interim.
They’ll look like an icon of summertime when you take them off the grill!
I served mine up with some basil butter that I made with some softened Smart Balance and chopped up fresh basil.
And a glorious CSA tomato that was perfectly ripe.
All in all, a perfect summer meal!
What’s your favorite way to top grilled corn?