Chipotle Grilled Corn in Husks
Corn With A Real Outdoor Grilled Flavor
This Chipotle Grilled Corn in Husks has a sweet buttery corn flavor with chipotle spice, salt and pepper enhancement. Instead of using a pot of water to boil your corn in try this delicious alternative. Pull out all the punches with some outdoor flame cooking. This is a very simple easy way to eat corn on the cob and experiment with some of your favorite spices. Herb it up or use some spice to give it a kick. This can be fun for the whole family so get the kids involved with this cooking and make it fun.
How To Make Chipotle Grilled Corn in Husks
My cousins girlfriend told me about cooking corn in husks on the grilled. To my surprise I tried it and I love it! With as much grilling as we do in the summer I wish I had known about it sooner.
The trick to making this Chipotle Grilled Corn in Husks is soaking the corn in water. Yes! It is hard to believe but you want to soak it for at least an hour. You can soak for up to 30 minutes but I find I get better results with the husks getting completely saturated when it soaks for an hour.
When the corn is ready pull back the husks and clean off the corn hairs. Then rub the cob with butter. I use vegan but you can use whatever kind you like. You can even use coconut oil if you like. Just make sure to butter the whole cob well so that it doesn’t dry out in the grill.
Then top the buttered corn on the cob with the chipotle, sea salt, black pepper (and garlic powder if you like garlic).
Put the spice around the entire cob. Then wrap it with tin foil. Some people tie it up with cooking string but for this recipe we are going to use tin foil to hold in the butter and flavors.
How To Cook Chipotle Grilled Corn in Husks
Make sure the grill is nice and hot to 400 degrees. It might take a little while to get it this hot so heat it up while your preparing the corn. After you are done buttering up and wrapping up all the corn on the cob put them on the your hot grill.
After the wrapped corn is on the grill your going to want to turn it every 5 minutes for a total of 20 minutes. The trick is to turn the corn over at a quarter of a turn after each five minutes of cooking time. Make sure to put the cover down on the grill after each turn to keep the heat of the grill up high.
Make sure you have a large tray or cake pan to put these in after you are done. They roll around a little so have something with an edge to the tray or pan.
How To Serve These Chipotle Grilled Corn with Husks
These beautiful silver bundles look harmless but they are not. They will be very hot so please be careful and don’t allow your little folks to grab them with their hands. You want to supervise these a little so people won’t get burned. I let mine sit for about 3 to 4 minutes. Besides if you are preparing your dish and helping others these foiled corn on the cob will stay plenty hot. Just make sure to unwrap them slowly because they will be steamy.
You can serve these up by eating them as is because they have that extra flavor already. Although some people like a whole lot of butter on their corn. Add on these extras if you want to spruce up your outdoor corn experience. You can add butter, extra chipotle spice, chopped cilantro, hot sauce, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, garlic aioli or sriracha aioli sauce.
As you know I really enjoy my hot food but there are times you just want the flavor of what you are eating to pop out. I feel that a light coating of the chipotle and black pepper work best for me with a lot of butter, but each their own. I hope you like this Chipotle Grilled Corn with Husks as much as we do. Enjoy!
Chipotle Grilled Corn in Husks
- 1 Outside grill with lid
- 1 Large tub, to soak corn in water
- 1 Spreading knife
- Tine foil
- 1 Grilling cooking tongs
- 1 Large tray or cake pan, to serve cooked corn in husks in after cooked
- Corn in Husks, as many as you need
- Vegan Butter, or Coconut Butter at Room Temperature about 2 Tbsps per corn cob
- Chipotle Ground Spice, sprinkle over to desired taste. Chipotle is a little spicy do not use over a tsp per cob.
- about ⅛ tsp Ground Garlic, per cob optional
- Sea Salt, sprinkle over each cob, to taste
- Ground Black Pepper, sprinkle over each cob, to taste
Soaking The Cobs
- In a large pot cover the corn in the husks in room temperature water. Completely cover the cobs. Soak for 1 hour.
Preparing the Corn in Husks
- Heat the outside cooking grill to 400°
- While grill is heating prepare the corn. After the corn has soaked for 1 hour take each cob and pull back he husk but DO NOT PULL OF THE HUSK. Clean off the hair of the corn and butter the corn cob generously then sprinkle the corn with chipotle spice, ground garlic powder (optional) sea salt and ground black pepper.
- Place the husk back over the seasoned corn and wrap it in tin foil. Make sure to completely close the ends so that the butter does not drip out.
Grilling The Corn in Husks
- Check the temperature of the grill. Make sure it is at 400°
- Add the foiled corn in husks on the hot grill. Close the lid if you have one, to keep it hot. Turn the corn a quarter of a turn every 5 minutes. Cook for a total of 20 minutes.
- Serve in a large tray that will hold all the corn with out rolling off. Let sit for about 2 to 4 minutes while you prepare the rest of your dinner plate. Be careful it is very hot and steamy when opening.