Hey there, corn connoisseurs! Welcome back to my smokin’ grill blog! Today, I’ve got a finger-lickin’ recipe for you that’ll make your taste buds do the happy dance. We’re talking about Traeger corn on the cob in husk – a lip-smacking delight that’ll leave you drooling for more!
How to make Traeger corn on the cob in husk
- Get your hands on the best corn in town! Now, I ain’t talkin’ ’bout just any corn; you gotta find the freshest, juiciest cobs out there. Head to your local farmer’s market, or if you’re feelin’ adventurous, grow your own cornfield! (Yup, you heard me right!)
- Husk ’em or keep ’em? Ah, the age-old corn dilemma! Some folks like to strip that husk right off, while others prefer to keep it wrapped like a cozy little blanket. Personally, I’m on Team Husk – it keeps the corn moist and adds a smoky flavor you won’t wanna miss!
- Soak it up, baby! Now, before you throw those cobs on the grill, show ’em some love with a good ol’ soak in cold water. Trust me, this step’s a game-changer. It keeps the corn from getting too toasty and gives it that perfect, tender bite.
- Fire up the Traeger! Time to unleash the grill master within! Get that pellet grill smokin’ hot at around 400°F (that’s approximately 204°C for my friends on the other side of the pond). Ain’t nothin’ like that wood-fired flavor!
- Grill like a boss! Lay those soaked corn cobs right on the grates and let ’em sizzle away for about 20 minutes. Turn ’em occasionally, so they get that beautiful, even char all around. You’ll know they’re done when they’ve got a nice golden color.
- Season to perfection! Ah, the best part – flavor town! Slather those corn cobs with a generous amount of butter, sprinkle on some salt and pepper, and maybe even a dash of chili powder for a little kick. Go wild with your seasonings – it’s your grill party!
How to pick corn for grilling
When it comes to pickin’ the perfect corn for your grillin’ escapades, there are a few handy tips to keep in mind. Look for cobs with bright green husks that feel plump and firm to the touch. Oh, and don’t be shy – peel back a bit of that husk and make sure the kernels are nice and plump, not all shriveled up. Nobody likes a wimpy cob!
Corn with or without the husk
Now, I know this corn husk debate can get as heated as my pellet grill, but let me share my two cents. Grilling corn with the husk on is like givin’ it a cozy little sauna session. The husk keeps the moisture in, so you get juicy, tender corn with a hint of smokiness. But hey, if you’re feelin’ adventurous and want a bolder flavor, go ahead and strip that husk off – just remember to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t dry out!
What to serve
Oh, baby, you’re in for a treat! Smoked corn on the cob is a showstopper, and it deserves some equally delicious company on your plate. How about some BBQ ribs slathered in tangy sauce, or juicy grilled chicken that’ll make you wanna do the chicken dance? Pair it up with a fresh summer salad or some zesty coleslaw – it’s a match made in grill heaven!
What to do with leftovers
Leftovers? Nah, not really! But if you happen to have any corn left (which I doubt you will), here’s a little secret: shave those kernels off the cob and toss ’em into a scrumptious corn salsa. Add some diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Voilà – you’ve got yourself a smokin’ side dish or a tasty topping for grilled fish or chicken.
Random Fact Alert
Did you know that corn is one of the oldest crops known to humankind? It’s been a staple in diets for thousands of years and has played a significant role in various cultures and cuisines. Talk about a versatile veggie!
Folks, if you’re lookin’ to take your grilling game to a whole new level, Traeger corn on the cob in husk is the way to go. It’s simple, it’s scrumptious, and it’s bound to impress your family and friends at your next cookout. So grab your apron, fire up that grill, and let the corny goodness begin!
And remember, keep grillin’, keep chillin’, and keep spreadin’ that smoky love. Thanks for joinin’ me on this corny adventure! Until next time, stay hungry for life and keep the grill smokin’ hot!
Catchphrase: “Life’s a-maize-ing, so keep on grillin’!”
Traeger On The Cob In Husk
Unlock a whole new level of BBQ brilliance with our tantalizing Traeger corn on the cob in husk recipe. Prepare to impress your taste buds.
- 6 fresh corn on the cob with husks intact
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder optional, for a little kick
Preparing the Corn
- Start by removing any loose or excess husk from the corn cobs, but leave the majority of the husk intact. You want that natural corn wrapper to keep the moisture locked in while smokin'!
- In a large bowl, fill it up with cold water and soak the corn cobs for about 10 minutes. This little water bath will help prevent 'em from turnin' into charcoal on the grill.
Prepping the Seasoned Butter
- While the corn is takin' a relaxing dip, let's whip up the seasoned butter. In a bowl, mix together the softened butter, salt, black pepper, and if you're feelin' adventurous, throw in a pinch of chili powder for some zing.
- Give that butter a taste test, and adjust the seasonings to your likin'. Remember, this is your grill party, so flavor it up as you please!
Grillin' Like a Pro
- Fire up your Traeger pellet grill and set the temperature to 400°F/204°C. Give it a few minutes to get all smoky and ready for action!
- While the grill is heatin' up, drain the soaked corn cobs and pat 'em dry with a kitchen towel.
- Now comes the fun part – slather those corn cobs with the seasoned butter you made earlier. Be generous, and make sure every inch of that corn is coated with buttery goodness!
Embrace the Smoky Sizzle
- Place the buttery corn cobs on the grill grates and let 'em sizzle away for about 20 minutes. Remember to turn 'em occasionally, so they get that beautiful, even char.
- Keep an eye on 'em, 'cause we don't want 'em to get too dark. We're goin' for that perfect golden color and smoky flavor, not corn on the cob jerky!
Serve and Savor
- Once your corn on the cob has reached grillin' perfection, take 'em off the heat, and let 'em cool for a minute or two.
- Now, it's time to dig in! Grab those corn cobs, peel back the husk, and get ready to indulge in the sweet, smoky goodness. Oh, and don't forget to slather on some extra butter if you're feelin' extra indulgent!