This Cajun corn on the cob is the only corn recipe you'll ever need! It's covered in incredible spices and flavors and then grilled to perfection. The char on the corn brings all the flavors of summer, and the Cajun spice packs a really wonderful heat. I know you're going to love this recipe!
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The Best Corn On The Cobb Recipe
This is my absolute go-to recipe when it comes to corn on the cob. There's nothing like it! The homemade cajun seasoning blend takes classic corn on the cob to a whole new level. You're going to love how buttery and full of flavor this corn is!
I usually make this corn on the cob for barbecues and cookouts. My friends and family cannot get enough of it, and pairs so well with a variety of other barbecue recipes. I'll go over a few of my favorites later on!
Now, there's nothing easier than making corn on the cob with this recipe. You'll have this delicious side dish on the table in less than 30 minutes!
- Corn on the cob- shucked, smaller ears of corn tend to be sweeter!
- Butter- room temperature, unsalted, or salted is fine.
- Garlic- minced fine or grated, fresh garlic gives a powerful flavor to the corn.
- Cilantro- fresh, cilantro is a robust herb with a unique flavor profile.
- Cajun seasoning- I recommend this homemade cajun seasoning blend, but store-bought is fine, too.
- Lime- juice, for serving. This is optional, but so delicious.
How to make Cajun corn on the cob
Step 1: Prepare the butter mixture
Prepare the flavorful butter by combining butter, garlic, cilantro, and cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Mix the ingredients well and set aside.
Step 2: Grill the corn
Preheat the grill or a grill pan to high heat and let it warm up for 5 minutes. Add the corn to the hot grill and cook it for about 10 minutes, turning often, until charred all over.
Step 3: Season and serve
Now that the corn is cooked, spread the cajun butter all over the warm corn and season with salt, if needed. Add a squeeze of lime and fresh chopped cilantro in top. Serve hot and enjoy!
- Smaller ears of corn are sweeter, while larger ears of corn tend to have bigger, juicier kernels. It's up to you what you'd like to choose for this recipe.
- Getting the corn nice and charred gives it such a delicious, summer-like flavor! It's irresistible, so make sure to cook it long enough on all sides.
- You can use a grill pan if you don't have an outdoor grill. You'll get a similar flavor, but you may not get that dark char on the corn.
What To Serve With Corn On The Cobb
How To Store Corn On The Cobb
You can keep any leftover corn on the cob in the fridge. I suggest storing the ears in an airtight container or zip-top bag. Try to remove as much air from the bag as possible. The corn will keep fresh in the fridge for a day or two.
If you'd like to store the leftover corn, I suggest removing the kernels from the cob with a knife and freezing them that way. You can transfer the kernels to a freezer-safe bag and store them for up to 3 months. Allow frozen corn to defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating.
How To Reheat Corn On The Cobb
To reheat chilled corn, you can pop it back on the grill for a few minutes. You can also reheat frozen corn kernels in the microwave for about 45 seconds until warm.
Cajun Corn On The Cobb Recipe FAQS
What exactly is Cajun cuisine?
In the United States, Cajun cuisine is most abundant in Louisiana, where French settlers had to modify their style of cooking based on the ingredients they could find in that part of the country. Ingredients like seafood, rice, peppers, and sausage became staples in this style of cooking and continue to define it today.
Is Cajun corn on the cob different from Elote?
It is! Elote is a type of Mexican corn on the cob. Instead of butter, it is slathered in a mayo-cream sauce and garnished with chili powder, cheese, and lime.
What are some other cajun recipes I can try?
- 4 ears corn, shucked
- 4 tbsp. butter, room temperature
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced or grated
- 2 tbsp. cilantro
- 2 tbsp. homemade cajun seasoning
- Fresh cilantro and lime for serving
- Prepare the flavorful butter by combining butter, garlic, cilantro (or parsley), and cajun seasoning. Mix well.
- Preheat the grill to high and heat for 10 minutes. Add corn and cook, turning often, until charred all over, about 10 minutes.
- Spread cajun butter over warm corn and season with salt.
Serving Size:1 ear of corn
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2g