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Herbed Grilled Corn on the Cob

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 on my summer menu. —Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; spread over corn. Rewrap corn in husks; secure with kitchen string.
  • Grill corn; covered, over medium heat until tender, 25-30 minutes, turning often. Cut string and peel back husks.
Nutrition Facts
1 ear of corn with 1 tablespoon butter mixture: 178 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • dschultz01
    Jul 10, 2016

    This tasted good, but don't think it's worth all the extra work. I will stick to just boiling the corn. I agree that the grilled corn husks made a mess!

  • katlaydee3
    Aug 18, 2014

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

  • LibbiPeach
    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.

  • foodeater
    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.

  • TonyaFox
    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!

  • karlbon04
    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 :)

  • diamondwife
    Jul 4, 2008

    I made this for my 4th of July cookout and everyone loved it. I cook without added salt so I used the butter with Mrs. Dash table blend, pepper, and dried basil (didn't have fresh). Will definitely make it again!