How Do I BBQ Corn on the Cob with the Husk Off? Easy Directions

Corn on the cob is usually barbecued with the husk left on. This is because corn can dry out pretty quick on the grill, and the husk helps the corn to retain its moisture. But sometimes you don't have the husks available, or maybe you just don't want to deal with them. Then you'll probably wonder, how do I BBQ corn on the cob with the husk off?

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It's actually pretty easy. The big thing is to try to prevent the corn from getting all shrivelled and dried up on the grill. Put the entire cobs of corn in a big pan of cold water and let soak for a minimum of 30 minutes, longer if you can spare it.

When you're ready to grill, remove the corn from the water and shake off the excess water. Brush a bit of olive oil or melted butter over the corn and add whatever seasonings you want, like salt or fresh herbs. You can use a recipe for this step but really, it comes down to taste - you can add any herbs or spices that you find tasty.

Now place each cob on a piece of tinfoil and roll it up so that the corn is completely enclosed. Use heavy-duty aluminum foil, or if you just have the regular stuff, make sure the corn is rolled up at least 2 or 3 layers thick.

Now all you have to do is put it on the grill! Barbecue on a preheated grill at medium heat, turning regularly so that one side doesn't char too much. The corn will be tender when it's done (don't overcook unless you like mushy corn). We find it usually takes somewhere around 20 to 25 minutes to cook.

Carefully unwrap the corn from the foil - it will be hot! - season with fresh butter, garlic, salt, or whatever you like, and serve immediately.

That's it! Learning how to BBQ corn on the cob with the husk off is a snap. Enjoy ... and be sure to check out more side dishes for BBQ too.



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