Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob (With Ginger-Lime Glaze)

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This Grilled Ginger-Lime Corn is Amazing!

Have you tried grilled corn on the cob yet? It is so good and so easy! You will not need to wait for a big pot of water to boil. And, with this delicious ginger-lime glaze, you won’t need to roll your corn around in any extra butter, salt, and pepper either.

Best of all, this recipe is a big hit with the whole fam! Kids and all. I usually don’t even eat a whole ear of corn on the cob, but I quickly finished off two ears of this grilled corn before I even knew it. The glaze isn’t too strong, but it adds a really nice flavor.

For more info on how to grill corn, the ingredients we use in the glaze, and some tips, keep reading on!

ginger lime glaze for grilled corn

Making the Ginger-Lime Glaze

The ginger-lime glaze is a mixture of low-sodium chicken broth (learn how to make your own chicken broth), unsalted butter, sugar, lime zest, kosher salt, and fresh ginger or ginger paste.

I personally use ginger paste in almost every recipe that calls for fresh, grated ginger. It is just easier for me and it tastes great too!

Grilled ginger corn

How to Grill Corn

There are really only two main steps for grilling your corn on the BBQ. Start by preparing your grill for direct cooking over medium heat.

Also, be sure to have your ginger-lime glaze prepared before moving onto the grilling stage! You’ll need it.

Prepping Your Corn on the Cobs for Grilling

fresh corn on the cob with husks pulled back ready for grilling

The only prep you need to do before grilling the corn is peel back the husks and remove the corn silk. Use strips of the husk to tie back each of the husks and you’ve got yourself some handy little handles.

Tip: When you’re grilling the corn on the BBQ, try to keep the husk handles from being over hot burners or they will burn!

Unfortunately, I don’t really have room on my grill to keep the husks from burning. The corn still turns out great, you will just get some smoke and burning husk smell going on. We had the back door open one time and it didn’t take long for our smoke detector to start going off!

Grilling the Corn

grilled corn on the cob

Before you throw your corn on the cobs on the grill, brush the ginger-lime glaze over all of the exposed corn. Then, simply put your corn on the bbq over medium-high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible.

Remember to position the husks out of direct heat if you can to prevent burning and smoke. 

When the corn is finished, it should be browned in spots and tender, which typically takes around 10-15 minutes as you turn the cobs several times.

After the grilling is complete, transfer to a platter and baste your corn with the remaining glaze. Then you’re finally ready to eat!

How to grill corn

Final Thoughts

This grilled corn is a wonderful side dish for any BBQ or summer meal! I love the ease and the additional flavor you get with grilled corn, and the ginger-lime glaze adds some fantastic flavor as well.

If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Do you prefer corn on the BBQ or boiled corn?

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Easy grilled corn on the cob

Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob (With Ginger-Lime Glaze)

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Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins
Yield: 6 ears of corn | Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or ginger paste
  • 6 ears fresh sweet corn, in husks

Instructions

  1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together the glaze ingredients and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until the glaze slightly thickens, 5-7 minutes. Keep the glaze warm.
  3. Pull the corn husks back from the ears, but do not break them off. Remove and discard the corn silk. Peel off 6 long strips of corn husk, about 1/2-inch wide. On each ear, gather the husks together and use the strips to tie the husks back for a handle.
  4. Brush the glaze all over the exposed corn. Grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, letting the husk handles extend over indirect heat so they don't burn. Cook the corn until it is browned in spots and tender, 10-15 minutes, turning several times. Transfer to a platter and baste with remaining glaze.

Recipe Source: Weber's Way to Grill

Ingredients: Butter, Chicken Broth, Corn, Ginger, Granulated Sugar, Kosher Salt, Lime
Meal Type: Side Dish, 4th of July, Father's Day, Spring, Summer, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: BBQ, Vegetables, Grill

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