Savoring the Season: Grilled Spiced Corn with Bacon

Growing-up there was only one way to eat sweet fresh corn and that was boiled.  My corn on the cob was always dressed the same.  A corn holder for each side, a pat of butter, salt and pepper.   I spent a lifetime eating corn without the slightest of variance.  Why? because it was good, it felt right and it never occurred to me it could be even better.
Do you know how to take fresh sweet summer corn and have a peak experience eating it?   Kick it up, spice it up and grill it up! Put some char on those kernels!  You will never eat corn the same way again.

Grilled Spiced Corn with Bacon
Serves 4
Recipe from All Recipes

1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
4 ears corn, husks and silks removed
4 slices bacon  (thinly sliced)
1.  Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat  (375 F to 450 F)
2.  Stir together chili powder, coriander, cumin, oregano, and oil in a small bowl.  Rub mixture over corn.  Wrap each ear of corn in a bacon slice so that the bacon goes from one end of the ear to the other, without covering the whole ear.  Wrap corn in heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil.
3.  Grill until bacon is cooked (it won’t be crisp) and corn is piping hot, 20 to 25 minutes.  For crisp bacon, carefully remove corn from foil and grill it directly on grate for about 2 minutes more.


28 thoughts on “Savoring the Season: Grilled Spiced Corn with Bacon

  1. We will certainly try that method. I'm like you, had corn plain boiled or in soup when I was growing up. In Pennsylvania we had corn almost every meal in the summer, it was that plentiful.Thanks for your comment. Goodness, it has been brutally hot. Are you still able to grow anything? My beans are done in and forget the tomatoes.


  2. Velva, this method to prepare grilled corn looks amazing! We grill corn on the cob pretty often, but good heavens, I've never thought to add bacon! Smart recipe!!


  3. I love grilled corn on the cob, it tastes so freaking good. I've tried the bacon thing once or twice but it was smoked instead of grilled. I was a bit underwhelmed so maybe I should try grilling like this. Looks like your bacon got crispier than mine did.


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