Zesty Grilled Corn Recipe
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Zesty Grilled Corn Recipe

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This recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser at summer gatherings. It's easy to make the day before and just pop on the grill during the picnic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 6 ears sweet corn, husked

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 173 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter; add the mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and lemon-pepper. Place each ear of corn on a 13-in. x 12-in. piece of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with butter mixture. Fold in edges of foil and seal, leaving space for expansion of steam.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until corn is tender. Carefully unwrap foil. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Grilled Corn in Country Extra July 1996, p49

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"I found that although the corn had good flavor I did not enjoy it as much as a simple ear of corn, boiled with a little butter and a sprinkle of salt. I also did not like the bother of double wrapping the corn for grilling or unwrapping the very hot foil after grilling. If both types of corn on the cob were offered I would select the plain one and add butter and salt."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"Visiting family in Alberta with some fresh corn; this was quick, different and everyone wanted the recipe. I sent them to Taste of Home. You could certainly add additional spice of choice for zip."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"Less zippy than I thought it would be. Only takes 5 min. to make sauce then cook 5-6 min. each side, 4 sides = 20 - 25 min."

Reviewed May. 12, 2009

"Funny! I would agree with Nancy. Don't close the lid / cover of the grill."

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2008

"Hi JYStacy,

Grill, uncovered, I beleive means to leave the grill cover up while grilling, not closed. This way the corn will not overcook with the cover closed.
Nancy in Montana"

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