Sweet and Spicy Grilled Corn

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Corn on the cob is a summer staple. Whether you like white corn, yellow corn or the hybrid yellow and white corn, you’ll find it in stores year round, but corn on the cob is at its best in season, May through September.  The minute it’s picked the sugars begin to convert to starch and the corn begins to loose some of its natural sweetness. That means you want to buy the freshest corn available.

Here’s what to look for: the silks should be golden brown and fresh looking. The husks should be bright green and snug against the ear. You can peek at the kernels  by pulling the husk back a bit. You should see nice fat kernels in tightly spaced rows that come all the way up to the tip.  Don’t husk it until you’re ready to cook it. Cook corn the same day you buy it. If that’s not possible, refrigerate it for a day or two.

How do you cook it? You can boil it or grill it. Grilling corn offers lots of options. In the husk, in foil  or straight on the grill. You can season buttered corn with salt and pepper, or get creative with chili powder, cumin and lime.  I like to glaze it with syrup, butter, garlic, hot sauce and salt and pepper. You can find more recipes like Sweet and Spicy Grilled Corn at Crisco.com

Directions

1.COMBINE syrup, butter, garlic, hot pepper sauce and salt in a small heavy saucepan to make glaze. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter has melted. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

2.HEAT grill. Brush corn with some glaze. Grill until lightly charred in spots, turning frequently, about 8 minutes. Transfer corn to platter. Brush corn with remaining glaze. Sprinkle generously with salt and serve.

STOVETOP PREPARATION

1.SPRAY bottom of grill pan generously with no-stick spray. Proceed with grilling instructions above.

TIPGlaze may also be used with ham, chicken, pork or other grilled vegetables.


Yield: serves 6

What's Needed:

 

1/2 cup Hungry Jack® Microwave Ready Regular Syrup
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ears fresh corn, husked, or frozen corn on the cob
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray, if using stovetop grill

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