Cajun Corn on the Cob is a flavorful and spicy twist on traditional corn on the cob. Here’s a simple recipe to prepare it:
- 4 ears of fresh corn, husked
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1-2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning (adjust to your spice preference)
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)
- Aluminum foil for wrapping
- Preheat the Grill:
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. You can also use an outdoor grill, stovetop grill pan, or broiler if you don’t have access to an outdoor grill.
- Prepare the Cajun Butter:
- In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, minced garlic, Cajun seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
- Prepare the Corn:
- Place each ear of corn on a sheet of aluminum foil, large enough to wrap it completely.
- Add Cajun Butter:
- Spread a generous amount of the Cajun butter mixture over each ear of corn, making sure to coat them evenly. You can use a brush or your hands to do this.
- Wrap in Foil:
- Wrap each ear of corn tightly in the aluminum foil, ensuring that the buttery mixture stays inside.
- Grill the Corn:
- Place the foil-wrapped corn on the grill grates. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is tender and has a nice charred appearance. The cooking time may vary depending on your grill’s heat, so keep an eye on it.
- Carefully unwrap the corn on the cob from the foil. Be cautious as it will be hot. You can garnish it with some fresh parsley or cilantro for a pop of color and extra flavor if desired.
- Serve your Cajun Corn on the Cob immediately while it’s hot. It’s a perfect side dish for barbecues, picnics, or any summertime meal.
Remember, the level of spiciness in your Cajun Corn on the Cob can be adjusted by varying the amount of Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper you use. If you prefer it milder, use less, and if you like it hotter, add more. Enjoy your spicy and flavorful corn on the cob!