Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lemon Dill Butter

This is an easy way to grill corn on the cob. The prep is minimal and they turn out moist and flavorful. The lemon dill butter is quite a treat.

Corn on the cob is a staple in our house all summer long and I’m so excited that it’s coming into season again! I love those plump, tender kernels that spontaneously squirt when you bite into them. Y’all know what I’m talkin’ ’bout?! This is an easy way to grill corn on the cob.

The prep is minimal and they turn out moist and flavorful. My cousin’s wife, Alla, grilled corn this way on our recent trip to WA. I love the idea of placing them on a grill when it’s hot out and you’d rather not be stuck indoors firing up your stove.

You can even serve the corn plain without butter (if you’re counting calories) and enjoy your juicy cob right out of the foil. The lemon dill butter is quite a treat though and makes this corn irresistible. I brought it over to my sister’s house and everyone loved it!

Keep this method in mind when you go camping. Although if you’re putting the cob into a camp fire, I’d recommend double wrapping with foil. Now you’ve got me thinking about camping!

Ingredients for Grilled Corn on the Cob:

6 ears of corn
6 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil

For the Lemon Dill Butter:

1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened at room temp
1/4 tsp Salt
Pinch of Pepper, or to taste
1 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

This grilled corn on the cob is so juicy and tender. The flavored butter makes it irresistible! @NatashasKitchen

How to make lemon dill butter:

1. Cream 4 Tbsp butter with a fork in a medium bowl.

2. Stir in 1/4 tsp salt, pinch of pepper and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and mix until smooth. The lemon juice will seem like it isn’t blending, but keep mixing for a couple minutes and it will happen ;).

3. Stir in fresh chopped dill until well incorporated. Keep the prepared butter at room temp until ready to serve corn.

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How to Grill Corn:

Preheat Grill to Med/High.

1. Shuck corn. Leave the corn whole or break corn into halves or thirds if serving a large crowd. Wrap each ear of corn with a generous sheet of foil making sure all sides are covered. If using regular kitchen-standard foil, make sure to use ample foil so your corn doesn’t get scorched.

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2. Grill foil-wrapped corn with the lid closed over medium/high heat, rotating the corn every 2 -3 minutes to keep from scorching. Grill for 15-20 minutes. Ours was done at 18 minutes. Once corn is finished grilling, remove foil and brush generously with lemon dill butter while warm. Serve immediately (you won’t want to wait!).

This grilled corn on the cob is so juicy and tender. The flavored butter makes it irresistible! @NatashasKitchen

Notes: I don’t add any butter or oil to the cob inside the foil. I have found that it’s unnecessary; the corn is naturally juicy and the foil seals in the moisture. You also don’t have to worry about oil leaking out of the corn and causing fiery flare-ups on the grill.

This grilled corn on the cob is so juicy and tender. The flavored butter makes it irresistible! @NatashasKitchenThis grilled corn on the cob is so juicy and tender. The flavored butter makes it irresistible! @NatashasKitchen

Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lemon Dill Butter

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This is an easy way to grill corn on the cob. The prep is minimal and they turn out moist and flavorful. You can even serve the corn plain without butter (if you're counting calories) and enjoy your juicy cob right out of the foil. The lemon dill butter is quite a treat though and makes this corn irresistible. Keep this method in mind when you go camping. Although if you're putting the cob into a camp fire, I'd recommend double wrapping with foil.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $3-$5 (varies by season)
Serving: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 ears of corn
  • 6 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil

For the Lemon Dill Butter:

  • ½ stick (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened at room temp
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pinch of pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

How to make lemon dill butter:

  1. Cream 4 Tbsp butter with a fork in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in ¼ tsp salt, pinch of pepper and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and mix until smooth. The lemon juice will seem like it isn't blending, but keep mixing for a couple minutes and it will happen.
  3. Stir in fresh chopped dill until well incorporated. Keep the prepared butter at room temp until ready to serve corn.

How to Grill Corn: Preheat Grill to Med/High.

  1. Shuck corn. Leave the corn whole or break corn into halves or thirds if serving a large crowd. Wrap each ear of corn with a generous sheet of foil making sure all sides are covered. If using regular kitchen-standard foil, make sure to use ample foil so your corn doesn't get scorched.
  2. Grill foil-wrapped corn with the lid closed over medium/high heat, rotating the corn every 2 -3 minutes to keep from scorching. Grill for 15-20 minutes. Ours was done at 18 minutes. Once corn is finished grilling, remove foil and brush generously with lemon dill butter while warm. Serve immediately (you won't want to wait!).

Notes

I don't add any butter or oil to the cob inside the foil. I have found that it's unnecessary; the corn is naturally juicy and the foil seals in the moisture. You also don't have to worry about oil leaking out of the corn and causing fiery flare-ups on the grill.

 

Final Final Picmonkey Hashtag bannerThis grilled corn on the cob is so juicy and tender. The flavored butter makes it irresistible! @NatashasKitchen

Are you as happy about corn season as I am?! What’s your all-time favorite way to prepare corn?

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  • Lilly
    June 1, 2014

    I love corn on the cob. It’s a great and easy side for summer barbies! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 1, 2014

      So true! And it’s a great thing for kids. They all love it! Reply

  • Irina
    May 27, 2014

    Hi Natasha!!! Feel like I know you forever. Love all your recipes. Is that would be possible to create an iPhone recipe app? Something like шеф повар фейсбук has? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2014

      Thank you so much 🙂 you’re so nice! I’ll look into it. I’m forwarding your comment to my technically talented hubby 🙂 Reply

  • Love this method of cooking corn, and it looks so bright and delicious! Buttered corn is seriously the best 🙂 . Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2014

      Thanks Jessica 🙂 It is the best! I couldn’t agree with you more 😉 Reply

  • What a good method! I always end up boiling it which just seems like such a waste of nutrients. And that butter! I’ll run an extra hour on the treadmill for that!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 26, 2014

      Thanks Lindsey! There’s just nothing like buttered corn and the flavors infused into this one are so so nice and really enhances the natural yumminess of the corn. Reply

  • May 26, 2014

    This corn looks heavenly! Nothing quite like fresh corn on the cob! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 26, 2014

      Thank you Jaclyn. I couldn’t agree with you more! Love love fresh corn on the cob 🙂 Reply

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