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Herbed Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe
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Herbed Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

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I'd never grilled corn until last summer when my sister-in-law served it for us. What a treat! So simple, yet delicious, grilled corn is now a must for my favorite summer menu.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 medium ears sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 ear of corn with 1 tablespoon butter mixture: 178 calories, 12g fat (7g sat. fat), 31mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 17g carbohydrates (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place corn in a stockpot; cover with cold water. Soak 20 minutes; drain. Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottoms; remove silk.
  2. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; spread over corn. Rewrap corn in husks; secure with kitchen string.
  3. Grill corn; covered, over medium heat 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning often. Cut string and peel back husks. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Corn on the Cob in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p33

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Delicious! I only wished we had eaten outside as the grilled husks made a huge mess of my kitchen."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"This was an easy way to prepare the corn, and the corn itself was tasty, but i didn't find that the spices added anything to it. I will perhaps continue grilling it in this fashion, but adding your recipe for "parmesan corn on the cob" which is a favorite butter sauce we like to use."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2010

"this was a very easy and fast recipe. my family and i couldn't really tell any difference in flavor from regular grilled corn on the cob. they were alright but not fantastic, i might make them on a rare occasion but they will not be a staple in my house."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"I made this corn for our Memorial Day cookout and my family & friends loved it. It will be a staple for seasons to come!"

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2009

"This is WONDERFUL! I think it would be great if you added some garlic to the butter sauce. I will try that next time, it has great flavor to it and very easy to do! Thanks for sharing this :)"

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