Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

The most sophisticated way to grill corn is to carefully pull down the husks without removing them, then just as carefully remove the silk.

The husks are then pulled back up around the corn and tied with a long, narrow piece of husk. Nava admits that
she has never gotten the hang of this– everything seems to fall apart for her.

This is what she does successfully instead: Peel and husk the corn and let it soak in cold water for 1 hour. Prepare grill. Wrap the corn in aluminum foil. Grill for 20 to 30 minutes, turning every few minutes, or until it is touched with light brown spots. Alternatively, the corn can be microwaved until barely done, then set on the grill just long enough to brown lightly on all sides.

Adapted from Vegetarian Celebrations, by Nava Atlas ( Copyright (c) 1996 by Nava Atlas. Reprinted by permission of Nava Atlas.
Adapted from Vegetarian Celebrations, by Nava Atlas (


Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Terry V.
Terry V4 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago


Kris G.
Kris G.6 years ago

Wow, I really want some corn now!

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Beth M.
Beth M6 years ago

Never heard about the cold water. Will try it.

Jon Hoy
Jonjon Hoy6 years ago

Yummy.......... nothing like having grilled corn.

Linda E.
Linda E6 years ago

It's hard to believe that I have never grilled corn on the cob, but I just never knew how to do it. Now I'll give it a try. Thanks so much in advance from my family!

John S.
Past Member 6 years ago

Why would you wrap them if you kept the husk? I just soak mine for a bit and use a piece of husk to tie the remaining husk in place, and onto the grill.