Grilled Corn with Chili-Lime Seasoning

Grilled corn - before and after



Late summer would not be the same without fresh corn on the cob. It makes all of the sweltering days seem worthwhile… almost.

Try this recipe for a delicious way to add some zest to your next barbeque!




Grilling the Corn

  • 4 ears of corn (more or less as desired)

With Husks

raw corn in husks

1. Peel the husks back on the corn husks, leaving them still attached.
2. Remove silk from corn and husks and rinse.

corn soaking in water

3. Cover cobs with the husks again and soak for minimum of 30 min, up to several hours.

raw corn on bbq

4. Take cobs out of water, shake off and place on a medium-high heated grill.

corn grilling on bbq

5. Roll cobs around on the grill every few minutes so they can cook evenly. They will be done when the husks have nice lines of char and the corn is tender and steaming.

Without Husks

  1.  Fully husk the corn cobs and clean off any silk left behind.
  2.  Grill the cobs similarly to “with husks”, on medium-high heat, rolling every few minutes and they will be done when  the cobs are tender and steaming.


Chili-Lime Seasoning

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder (more or less to your taste)
  • margarine
  • lime wedges
  1. Mix the 5 spices together to make an Indian spice blend. Place spice blend on a flat plate (to roll the cob in) or in a small bowl with a spoon or into a shaker.
  2. Rub the steaming corn with a wedge of lime, or coat with margarine, and then roll or sprinkle on spices.  If you prefer to coat with margarine, then spices you can squeeze a lime wedge over it.  Anyway you prepare it will be yummy!
  3. Enjoy!

Serves 4



  • the corn can also be boiled if you do not have a grill or want to cook it quickly.