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Secrets of the grill: Corn

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By Elizabeth Karmel

 

With its sweet flavor, just-picked summer corn is sublime on its own. But grilling — either in the husk or shucked — gives the kernels a nutty taste that makes each ear perfect for flavored compound butters, sauces, and glazes.

More mature corn, which is slightly starchier, is my preferred kind to grill because the sturdy kernels can withstand the heat.

In the Husk

Cooking corn in the husk keeps kernels juicy and gives them a mellow toasty flavor, making them a neutral base for herbal compound butters or spreads like aïoli.

Get Soaked

Before grilling, soak unhusked ears of corn in water for 30 minutes. The moisture will steam the corn as it grills and prevent the husks from burning.

Stripped Down

When grilled, shucked corn chars deeply and develops a bold flavor that can stand up to assertive spreads like wasabi butter or barbecue sauce.

Oil It Up

All foods, but especially water-rich vegetables, need a brushing of fat, such as olive oil, before they go on the grate. The fat promotes caramelization and prevents vegetables from drying out.

—Elizabeth Karmel, author of
Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned (Wiley, 2009)


See the recipe for Grilled Corn with Herbed Goat Cheese Butter »

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