While I love a good 4th of July fireworks display, I like to bring a little "bang" to my bbq with Spicy Grilled Corn.
I love spicy foods. I'll take any opportunity to add some heat to the ordinary. The hotter the better. Bring it on. This year instead of serving up the usual grilled corn on the cob, I thought I'd kick it up a notch with the help of my two favorite ingredients: garlic and cayenne pepper.
The best part about Spicy Grilled Corn
(aside from the flavor) is that it's super easy to make. First, you want to make sure to give your cobs a good base by coating them with melted butter to help make the other ingredients stick.
Next, sprinkle them up with garlic, cayenne pepper and a little bit of salt. Warning! Unless you want to start a five-alarm fire on your tongue, you're going to want to watch how much of the cayenne pepper you're using. If you're a heat level 2 kind of person, just a few pinches on each side will do. But if you're like me, shake it so you can see it!
Now wrap each cob tight in a sheet of foil and they're ready to hit the grill!
Now, depending on your grilling apparatus (charcoal, propane, campfire, etc.), cooking times may vary. I use a good 'ol Weber with charcoal, so 3 turns at 8 minutes a turn usually does the trick. The corn comes out golden with a perfect amount of the dark roasted color. There's really only one word to describe: Love!
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