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March 21, 2023 4 min read


Summer is the season for grilling, and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than by grilling up some delicious corn on the cob? But what do you do when you don't have fresh ears of corn available? The answer is simple: grill frozen corn. In this blog, we'll show you how to grill frozen corn on the cob to perfection.


Why Frozen Corn is a Great Option


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Frozen food is often viewed in a negative light, but when it comes to corn, that couldn't be further from the truth. If you're unsure about using frozen corn for your next grilling session, here are a few reasons why it's a fantastic option:

Convenience: Frozen corn can be stored in the freezer for months, and then thawed and grilled whenever you have a craving. This means you can enjoy the taste of grilled corn on the cob even when fresh corn isn't in season.

Delicious: Many experts argue that frozen corn can be just as delicious, if not more flavorful, than fresh corn. This is because it is plucked at the peak of ripeness and quickly frozen to maintain its flavor.

Cooks Faster:Since frozen corn has been partially cooked or blanched before freezing, the cooking process is much faster compared to if you were to grill fresh corn.


Do You Need To Thaw Frozen Corn On The Cob Before Grilling?


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No, it is not necessary to thaw frozen corn on the cob before grilling. You can grill frozen corn on the cob straight from the freezer. To account for the corn's frozen status, you might need to slightly adjust the cooking time. It is always advisable to check the corn for doneness and modify the cooking time as necessary.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Grilling Frozen Corn


Wondering how to cook frozen corn on the grill? Here's your guide to perfection:


Step 1: Preheat Your Grill


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Before you begin grilling corn, make sure to preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit). This will guarantee even cooking and prevent the sweet corn from sticking to the grill grate.


Step 2: Remove the Husks and Silk


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Remove the husks and silk from the frozen corn on the cob. This can be done by pulling the husks down the ear, and removing the silk as you go. After removing the husks and silk, rinse the corn in cold water to get rid of any leftover silk.


Step 3: Brush with Oil


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Brush the corn with oil or melted butter to help prevent sticking and to add flavor. You can use any oil that you like, such as vegetable oil, coconut oil, or olive oil.


Step 4: Wrap the Corn in Aluminum Foil


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Take a piece of aluminum foil and wrap the corn tightly, making sure to seal the edges. This will add a smoky flavor while preserving the corn's natural sweetness.


Step 5: Grill Corn


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Cook corn on the grill for 20-25 minutes, turning it every 5-7 minutes. The cooking time may vary depending on the heat of your grill, so make sure to keep an eye on the corn to prevent burning.


Step 5: Remove from Grill and Serve


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Once the corn is cooked, remove it from the grill and carefully unwrap the foil. The corn should be tender and slightly charred. Serve right away with your preferred seasoning.


Simple Tricks for Grilling Frozen Corn


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Cooking frozen corn on the cob is a quick and easy way to savor the taste of summer all year round. However, it can be tricky to get the perfect texture and flavor. With these simple tricks, you'll be able to master the art of grilling frozen corn and impress your friends and family with your delicious results:

  • Before using, check the corn for freezer burn. Throw it away if it looks white and shriveled.
  • If you want to add a bit more flavor to your corn, try brushing it with garlic salt, fresh herbs, lime juice, and parmesan cheese before grilling.
  • If you want to make sure your corn is cooked through, you can pre-boil it for about 5 minutes before grilling.
  • For even cooking, never cook more than 4–5 ears at once.



    By following these simple steps, you'll be able to enjoy perfectly grilled frozen corn in no time. With Pepe Nero grilling tools, you can elevate your grilling experience and make your corn on the cob taste even better. Our grilling tools are made of high-quality materials and designed to make grilling easy and enjoyable. Upgrade your grilling game with Pepe Nero today!

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