It’s a beautiful day here, and I’m so thankful for it! The rain has taken a little break, and the sun is out. I tell you I need that sun…I really think I’m solar powered…when that sun is shining I’m like a different person. The world seems better, nicer and altogether full of endless opportunities! So today I’m getting out into my garden and getting down to business. With all the rain we’ve had my garden has been sadly neglected. I’m only about 75% done, and still need to plant more herbs and more veggies. With our summers being so short I’m trying something new this year, so I’m planting seedlings instead of seeds, and I’m crossing my fingers for a more bountiful harvest this year!
One veggie that I wish I could grow is corn. But in these tiny suburban yards with funny sun, it’s just not possible for me. But that’s ok because around here we have some of the most flavourful corn in the world…everyone waits patiently for Taber corn! Although Taber corn isn’t ready yet, what I have found in my grocery store is soooo good. Corn must be in season somewhere! I seriously could serve corn on the cob several times a week, but it can get kind of boring. I seem to boil my corn all the time, but there is another easy (and more delicious) way to serve it up…use your BBQ!
It’s summertime so we should be out grilling! There’s nothing more easy and delicious than BBQ roasted corn on the cob! The corn boils & roasts in butter and fresh herbs…seriously yum.
Basil Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob
- 8 cobs of corn husks & silk removed
- 2 tbsp fresh basil
- 1 clove of garlic minced (optional)
- pinch of paprika
- pinch of brown sugar
- salt & fresh ground pepper
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- extra basil for garnish
Preheat your BBQ to medium heat.
In a bowl combine the melted butter with the basil, paprika, brown sugar, salt & pepper and garlic if you are using it.
Place each cob of corn in it's own sheet of tin foil.
Brush each cob of corn generously with the butter mix.
Wrap each cob tightly in the tin foil.
Place the corn cobs onto the grill and cook for about 20 minutes, making sure to turn the cobs often or they will burn.
When they are done, you can sprinkle a little fresh basil on the cobs and serve!
Recipe adapted from All Fired Up!
What’s fantastic about this recipe too, is that you can customize it any way you like! If you don’t love basil, try oregano. Or try a combo of thyme, basil, and chives. The flavour combinations are endless! Go ahead, get creative!
I hope the weather is gorgeous where you are and that you’re soaking up the sunshine! Have a fabulous weekend! (We’re having a garage sale…boo…)