Now that summer barbecue season is in full swing, chances are pretty good that you’ve already eaten your fair share of grilled corn on the cob this year. But the thing is, most people do corn on the cob in the same boring old fashion — as soon as it comes off the grill, you just slather it with butter and give it a generous sprinkling of salt.
Don’t get us wrong — salty, butter-drenched corn on the cob is delicious — but it’s definitely not the only way to prepare the stuff. If you want to step up your cob cooking game, you need to get down on some cilantro, lime, and paprika. This herb, citrus, and spice combo will blow minds at your next barbecue.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A few sprigs of cilantro
- A lime or two
- A shaker full of smoked paprika
- Some virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or melted butter
- Sea salt
- A sauce brush
The recipe is about as straightforward as it gets. Just grill the corn as you normally would (pro tip: leave it in the husk, but peel back a couple leaves so you get some charring on certain parts). While your cobs are cooking, chop up your cilantro and limes, and pour a small bit of olive oil into a bowl. When the corn is ready, pull off the husks and give them a quick brushing of olive oil. Sprinkle on some paprika, cilantro, and salt; then serve with a lime wedge that your guests can squeeze over the corn themselves.
After that, all that’s left to do is sit back and listen to all the contented “mmm” sounds that everyone makes while they dig in.