Grilled Lemon Herb Corn

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I love adding a grilled, smoky, caramelized flavor to corn.  Grilling outside in the summertime is delightful!  

The whole neighborhood will benefit from the wonderful aroma, too!

This is a very simple recipe for grilling corn, which is an excellent accompaniment to just about any main course. I love fresh thyme because it's so aromatic, flavorful, and pretty! The thyme with the lemon juice is a great complement to the super, sweet, crunchy corn.  It's absolutely divine!  Kids and adults alike will love this!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme (plus a few sprigs for garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 ears fresh corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Serves 6 as a side dish

Total Prep and Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes

Preheat your stove-top grill or barbecue.  

In a small mixing bowl, combine the oil, butter, thyme, and lemon juice.  Season it to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture on a large, flat platter, and coat each ear of corn with it.  Place the corn on the grill.  You should hear a strong sizzling sound — if you don't it's not hot enough. Wait for the sizzle! Grill the corn for about 6 minutes, turning them throughout the cooking process.
 

An additional note:

You can also cute the kernels off the cob when it's cool and add it to a salad or guacamole! Yum!