Grilled Corn | How to Grill Corn in it’s Husk

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Fresh sweet corn is amazingly sweet; and when grilled in its husk the sweetness really comes alive. Fresh corn in its husk are generally widely available during the summer months. They are also cheaper than buying the ones that are already cleaned. Grilling corn is such an easy and simple side dish. This grilled recipe is one of our favorite and it’s not necessary to add any condiments, be it butter or otherwise. The reason I love to grill them with a good amount of the tender parts of the husks still attached is that they steam perfectly while cooking on indirect heat. To get a bit of charred kernels they are then finished up on the direct heat for a few minutes. They come out perfectly al dente and very sweet. I hope you will try this recipe and enjoy as much as we do. Happy Cooking!

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Grilled Corn | How to Grill Corn in it’s Husk

A sweet corn grilled to perfection in its husk. It's one of the best ways to keep the corn al dente, juicy and sweet. It's the perfect summer side dish recipe.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Keyword best ways to grill corn, Grilled Recipes, grilled vegetable recipes, How long to grill corn, How to grill corn in its husk, Summer Grilling Recipes, Summer Recipes, sweet corn, Vegan Cuisine, Vegetarian Cuisine
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 3 People
Calories 77 kcal
Author Yasmin Jackson


  • 3 corn on the cobs (corn in in its husk)
  • enough water to soak the corns



  1. Remove 2 or 3 layers of the outer layers of the corn husks. And break or cut of the tough bottom stalk.

    Note: leave enough of the husk on so that the corn kernels is fully covered to allow it to steam.

  2. Gently peel back the husks but do not peel it off all the way and remove any of the frilly strands. Pull the husks back onto the corn to cover the kernels.

  3. Fill a large bowl or aluminum foil pan with cold water. Submerge the corns in the water. Allow the corns to soak for 30 to 60 minutes, turning them once or twice to allow the corns to soak all over.

    Note: The corns will typically float in the water so it's necessary to rotate for all over soaking.

  4. 30 to 60 minutes later, remove the corns from the water. Discard the water.

  5. Shake off the excess water from the corn.

  6. Grill the corns over indirect heat for 15 minutes, turning them a few times during the cooking.

  7. 15 minutes later, move the corn onto the direct heat. Grill 3 to 5 minutes, rotating them once or twice.

  8. Remove the corns from the grill. When cool enough to handle, remove the husks and if any strands still remain.

  9. Serve with your favorite entree and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Tutorial Video Available: Grilled Corn | How to grill corn in the husk

Nutritional information will vary depending on serving size.

I used three corns in this recipe, but you can use as many as you like.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Corn | How to Grill Corn in it's Husk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 168IU3%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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