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  • David Skarin

Grilled Corn - Basic Preparation

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

I don't know about you, but my family eats a lot of corn! We absolutely love it and it's so easy to prepare, especially when grilling. There isn't a ton of foods that just scream outdoor barbecues like grilled corn.

Not sure about you, but to me, grilled corn seems very Americana and makes me think of family barbecues and playing in a cul-de-sac. Also, makes me think of fireworks as I'm pretty sure I've eaten corn every 4th of July since birth but that's a different story.


Fast Facts

Category: Vegetables, Sides and Appetizers

Cut: Corn, shucked

Heat Source: Gas

Estimated Cook Time: 6-8 Minutes

Actual Cook Time: 8 Minutes

Estimated Cooking Temperature: 500 degrees

Actual Cooking Temperature: 500 degrees

Location of Purchase: Sprouts Farmers Market

Cook Date: August 5, 2020


Ingredient List

  • 4 ears of corn, shucked

  • ½ cup mayonnaise (Go with Hellmans or Dukes) - You can also use butter if you'd be wrong, but you do you

  • 1 tablespoon Santa Maria seasoning (link to recipe) – if you do not have the ingredients nor want to make the rub, do yourself a favor and by this seasoning, it’s legit.

  • Paprika for color and garnish

Supply List

  • Nothing special



Step 1: Shuck your corn.

Step 2: In a bowl, add the mayo and Santa Maria seasoning. Mix well.

Step 3: Turn your grill on high, you want anywhere between 450-500 degrees

Step 4: Rub the mayo mix all over the corn. Add additional seasoning if desired. Paprika is always a nice touch to add a little color.

Step 5: Place the corn directly on the grill turning occasionally until done to your preference, typically 6-8 minutes on high heat will do the job. Remove when done, serve hot and enjoy!

Let me know what you think in the comments below! Any challenges you ran into? Please share with the community.


Be sure to check out some of our other corn recipes:


Lessons Learned (Note: I will update this section to include your lessons learned from the comment section)

  • Grills have hot spots, so be careful. Corn can burn very easily. Good news is that you can easily hear it when the corn is burning as it pops…go figure.


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