July 09, 2007


More recipe blogging. Puke's had a good special on corn last week, so we roasted a bunch tonight, using this recipe:

Aw Shucks Grilled Corn
(originally from Rick Browne's Barbecue America TV Cookbook, found here)

6 ears fresh corn, with shucks on
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons dried ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
fresh ground pepper

1. Soak the corn in salt water for several hours to get the shucks moist. (Add 2 Tbs. salt to 1 gallon of water).
2. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, butter, sugar, lime juice, chili, garlic and pepper until the ingredients are well mixed.
3. Grill the corn, with the shucks intact, over hot coals or high gas burners on the grill, turning frequently, until done, about 30 minutes. The shucks will often turn dark/black but will protect the corn.
4. Peel the shucks back, one at a time, until most of the corn is exposed and then remove the silk. With a pastry brush lavishly coat the corn with the spiced mayonnaise-butter mixture.
5. Serve with shucks tied together like a handle.

We used regular dark chili powder, and no brown sugar or lime juice (I was out of limes), and I added Pappy's and onion powder to the mix. Yummy!

Posted by caltechgirl at July 9, 2007 08:53 PM | TrackBack