Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What I Ate (off the grill) Wednesday

Happy Wednesday late Tuesday night! I know I'm a wee bit early this week, but I just couldn't wait to say hi! I'm so sorry that I have been MIA this week. Derek and I went away for a mini-vacation and went totally offline for almost 4 whole days! I have to admit it was absolutely wonderful and even though I've been home since late Sunday night, I've totally remained in vacation (aka lazy bones) mode!

Thankfully, I was able to get enough energy to whip up a delicious dinner on the barbecue because I just couldn't let a What I Ate Wednesday go by without sharing something fabulous!




I had grilled corn, grilled sweet potaters, a grilled balsamic mushroom cap and some grape tomatoes from my patio garden. Dinner was absolutely scrumptious!


It was the first time I'd ever tried grilling corn in the husks.  We've boiled corn, grilled it in tinfoil, steamed the cobs and nuked them in the microwave. Fresh corn can be cooked so many ways, but I wanted to try something new and see how it turned out.....I've gotta say friends it was awesome!

Grilled Corn on the Cob (in the husk!)
Makes as many cobs as you can handle baby :-)

What you need:  Cobs of corn and Earth Balance or butter

Carefully peel down the husks of the corn and remove the silk. Don't pull the husks right off because you need them to wrap back up around your cobs.


Once the silk is removed, spread some Earth Balance on each cob.

You need to spread it around a little more than that!! :-)

Wrap the husks back up around the cobs and tie them together with some kitchen string. I didn't have kitchen string, so I soaked some regular old white string from Derek's shed in water and used it. It did the trick but by the end of the cook time, some had burnt off.


Heat your barbecue grill to medium heat. Place the cobs of corn on the grill. Cook for 20 minutes making sure to turn to ensure all sides are evenly cooked.



Remove from the grill and remove the string and husks.


Eat up!!

There will be a mouthwatering sweet scent of caramelized corn that will waft from your platter as you take your corn off the grill --- I couldn't wait to get a bite! It was Gooo-oooddd!

And I can't forget to give an honourable mention to all the local fruit I've been enjoying. Peaches are my poison today!! I could eat this whole basket! Local = Fabulous!


If you're looking for more amazing meal inspiration, make sure you hop on over to visit Jenn at Peas & Crayons and check out what so many other amazing bloggers have been noshing on this week!

What is the best thing you've eaten today?
Favourite way to cook corn on the cob?

Have a great day!!

Andrea

13 comments:

  1. Hello Delicious Corn!!! Ok, I have never had corn this way, but it looks fab!!!

    Yay on the mini vacay...I love little getaways, they're the bestest!!

    The best thing I ate today was my gluten free, vegan burrito for dinner...I love when the wrap gets crispy in the oven. SWOON
    xxoo

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  2. The best thing I've eaten today was my cereal!

    Then again, its only 7:15 in the morning so I'm a bit biased ;)

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  3. Grilling is definitely one of my favorite ways to eat corn on the cob, but I have never tried it in the husks. I think I found my project for the week! :-)

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  4. I keep seeing corn being made that way and i really need to get all over it!!!
    Awesome eats and sounds like you had a lovely vacation, welcome back :o)
    Oh and Ontario peaches rock my world!!!

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  5. I've haven't eaten corn for awhile but I need to! I love it :D

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  6. Mmm, I love grilled corn, but haven't had a chance to make it yet this summer. It's on the to-do list (and it better hurry up and happen before the season's over, huh?)

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  7. YUM! I need to have some grilled corn on the cob! I've heard its really good with pepper and lime juice! I really want to try it :)

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  8. hooray for mini vaycays and WIAW! <3 hehe! Have a fab day girly! xoxo

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  9. YUMMY Andrea, this is my fav way to cook corn, but I've never added butter or anything to it before, what a great idea, totally makes it even sweeter.

    Oh and those peaches look amazing!!

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  11. Grilled corn is so beautiful. But for eating? I think I'll always prefer plain old boiled, dripping with salt and butter.

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  12. Love grilled corn in the husk....I have been known to cook it in the oven that way as well...you know on those rainy day!

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