Looking for a refreshing, flavorful, crisp summer snack? This Grilled Corn on the Cob with Old Bay Seasoning is the most delicious way to consume your kernels.
Sweet corn is amazing on the grill. It gives it a little bit of a smoky flavor while keeping the texture perfectly juicy and crisp. But when you slap on some butter and spice, the magic really happens.
As an environmental scientist, I am always looking for simple ways to add seasonal crops into my family’s diet. And this corn on the cob with Old Bay Seasoning is just about as simple as it gets!
Green tip: Eating seasonally is one of the best (and most delicious) ways to support local and decrease your carbon footprint. Local foods have less associated transportation costs and fuel emissions. Simply put, eating seasonally = less environmental impact.
Check when corn is in season in your area with this Seasonal Food Guide.
Grilled Street Corn With Old Bay Tips and Tricks
Keep it Simple
Corn is delicious on its own, don’t complicate it! All you need is a grill and three ingredients to get this recipe just right.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Grill it Plain, Jane
The corn should go directly on your grill, after shucking, of course. This will give it that juicy, crispy, charred on the outside crunch we are looking for. You may even be able to get some grill marks.
Keep it Cool
Your corn will be nice and hot when it’s just off the grill, so give it a couple of minutes to cool before handling it. If it’s too hot, the butter will melt right off. We want the softened butter to stick to the corn so your seasoning can cling on to it.
Green tip: Look for organic and palm oil-free butter if you can. Buying organic means you are supporting farms that do not use damaging pesticides and fertilizers, and palm oil production is a huge driver behind deforestation.
Don’t Be Shy
I grew up in Maryland, so Old Bay is like powdered GOLD in my book. And for this and any recipe involving this treasured dust, I say: BRING IT ON.
The corn can handle it. I find the easiest way to coat the corn is to keep one end on the table, lift the other end, and slowly rotate it while using your other hand to sprinkle with the seasoning.
This corn can easily be made vegan by using a non-dairy butter substitute. Old Bay Seasoning and corn are both naturally vegan ingredients.
If you don’t have Old Bay Seasoning on hand, you can use your favorite seasoning or make your own!
Why You Should Make this Corn On The Cob with Old Bay Seasoning
- It’s simple. 3 ingredients, enough said.
- It’s fresh. Nothing like shucking fresh corn on the cob.
- It’s summery. Getting those grill marks really sets the mood.