12 ways to make corn on the cob

12 ways to make corn on the cob

From tortillas to popcorn to corn salad, corn is a tasty staple of many people’s diets, both as a cereal grain and a starchy vegetable. And there’s something absolutely classic and down-home about corn on the cob – especially with the right spices and seasonings.

Discovering how to cook corn on the cob is an exciting culinary adventure. Whether you’re hosting a summer backyard barbecue, cooking a Mexican-themed lunch, whipping up a New Orleans-style dinner, or making decadent corn on the cob loaded with butter and mayonnaise, you can elevate your meals with great corn on the cob recipes.

How Long To Boil Corn On The Cob

Do you know how long to boil corn on the cob? It’s easy! After husking the ears of corn and removing the silky threads, place the corn in a pot of boiling, salted water. Put the lid on and let the water come back to a boil before turning the heat off. Then just wait five minutes and take out the ears you’re ready to serve. The rest of the corn can stay in the water for up to 10 more minutes. Melted butter and salt are classic corn on the cob fixings.

Different Ways To Make Corn On The Cob

Let’s explore more delicious corn on the cob recipes. You’ll discover how to make corn on the cob on the grill, how long to grill corn on the cob with husks, and other cooking techniques. Bring on the yellow kernels of goodness!

Grilled Mexican-Style Corn On The Cob Recipes


Featuring Paprika and Ground Cayenne Red Pepper in a tempting mayo-based mixture, Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob is a can’t-miss taste treat. Simply grill the corn over medium-high heat for 10 minutes before adding the mixture and serving.

For a taste of Mexican street food, make Taco-Spiced Street Corn with Mayonesa, which includes the zesty flavor of lime juice. Or keep the lime party going with Grilled Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob with Lime Mayonnaise. Crumbled Mexican Cotija cheese provides the ideal finishing touch.  For this recipe, pull the corn husks back to make a handle you can hold while eating. It’s handy and fun!

From Chili & Lime Grilled Corn to Grilled Corn with Cheesy Taco-Spiced Butter, there are many amazing ways to celebrate Mexican seasonings while feasting on grilled corn on the cob.


Corn On The Cob Recipes With Butter And Mayo


The classic “Butter or mayonnaise?” debate never ends, whether you’re talking about grilled cheese sandwiches or dipping sauce. When you’re making corn on the cob, it’s fun to cook with both these yummy condiments for different flavor sensations.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Ancho Orange Mayonnaise comes to life with a scrumptious blend of Ancho Chile Pepper, Coarse Ground With Parsley Garlic Salt, orange juice, and mayo.

Ready to live your best butter life? Half a teaspoon of Chipotle Chili Pepper spices up our Grilled Corn with Smokehouse Maple Chipotle Butter. If you like fresh cilantro, you’ll love our Grilled Corn on the Cob With Mesquite Cilantro Butter.


Seafood Boil Recipes With Corn On The Cob


In American states like Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina, shrimp boils and crawfish boils are a mouthwatering coastal tradition. Wherever you live, you can conjure up the magic of a seafood boil – featuring potatoes, sausage, and, yes, corn on the cob – right in your own kitchen.

Check out our Shrimp Boil Foil Packets for an easy-to-grill, down-home feast that incorporates the Preseasoned Crab Boil spice blend. Prefer handy finger food served on skewers? Our Grilled Shrimp Boil Kabobs, which include tender corn on the cob grilled between 12 and 15 minutes, are a fabulous bet.

From Zatarain’s Shrimp Boil to Zatarain’s Crawfish Boil, the variety of Cajun-style delicacies you can explore is endless. Play some jazz music, picture yourself fishing in the bayou – and enjoy corn on the cob in seafood boils, plus the best spices around.




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