Nothing says “Welcome to Summer!” quite like corn on the cob…especially when it’s cooked outside…over an open fire…and then covered in a rich and flavorful butter…YUM! Be sure to add Grilled Corn with Barbeque Butter to your next cookout, picnic or even camping trip. Make the simple butter ahead of time and add effortless flavor in an instant. Just don’t forget the extra napkins 😀
Disclaimer: I received free product to write this post. All opinions are my own.
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When I first signed up to participate in #CookoutWeek, I had all sorts of ideas running through my head. The Hubs and I love to grill and we grill everything: proteins, veg, fruit, you name it! When I found out that Swine Dining out of Erie, PA (check out their Facebook page here) was one of our sponsors, I knew their Wimpy’s BBQ Rub would work on pretty much anything we normally love to grill.
Swine Dining was nice enough to send me not only their Wimpy’s BBQ Rub, but also their Dilly Dust and Cheryl’s “Jamaican Me Hungry” seasoning. All of their seasoning blends are made by hand in small batches and mailed fresh and flavorful, straight to your door. They don’t use preservatives or fillers so each of their gourmet blends is the highest quality. And when I tell you they are fresh, I am talking super fresh! As soon as I cracked open the mailing package and could smell that Dilly Dust immediately! The other two were just as fragrant and tantalizing once I got them opened up, too.
The Wimpy’s BBQ Rub is sweet and flavorful making it one crazy versatile spice rub! Burgers? Yup. Chicken? Most definitely. Pork? You got it! I wanted to take this seasoning blend one step further though and add it to a side dish instead, so I created Grilled Corn with Barbeque Butter. Grilled corn is juicy and tender and gets a nice smoky flavor when you cook over an open flame like I did. And that smokiness just begs for a added punch of flavor. The sweetness in Wimpy’s BBQ Rub is the perfect match!
I planned this Grilled Corn with Barbeque Butter for a recent camping trip with some good friends of ours. I made the Barbeque Butter ahead of time, wrapped in tightly in plastic wrap and placed it in a zip top bag in our cooler. Then we husked the corn that day around the campfire. Many hands make light work and all that…and how cute is little Mr. Joseph helping out?! 😀
It was a hit! Our friends were pleasantly surprised at how well cooking the corn over an open fire works. I know lots of people leave the corn in the husks to grill it and that does keep even more moisture in the corn, but I really like the texture of the corn when it’s grilled naked, so to speak, and if you get some char on the corn that’s even better! You could cook the corn on a charcoal or gas grill, too, or even in your broiler if you’re stuck indoors.
Thanks again to Swine Dining for introducing to me to the awesomeness that is Wimpy’s BBQ Rub that made my Grilled Corn with Barbeque Butter possible! You can visit their Facebook page here to find out how to order your own.
Stay tuned for my next #CookoutWeek recipe (hint hint they made a cameo in one of today’s photos!). Be sure to check out the other recipes posted today in the LinkUp at the bottom of this post and also search #CookoutWeek on Instagram and Twitter to see all the summer recipes from my blogger buds!
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- 1/4 c Wimpy's BBQ Rub
- 6-8 ears of fresh corn
- When the butter is nice and soft add it to a small bowl
- Add in the BBQ Rub and carefully mix to combine
- Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and scrape the butter onto it, centered but closer to one edge
- Use the plastic wrap to form the butter into a log and wrap tightly, twisting the ends
- If needed, wrap in a second sheet of plastic and/or place in a zip top bag
- Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but will keep for about a week
- Start by preheating your grill or broiler, or building your fire
- Husk the corn and remove all the silk
- Place the corn in an even layer on the grill
- Cook turning every 5-10 minutes until the corn has turned a brighter shade of yellow, begins to char, and is tender when poked with a fork
- Over an open flame it will take about 30 minutes or more depending on how hot your fire is and how close your grill grate is to the flame
- On a hot grill it should take 15-20 minutes and in a broiler about 15
- Watch carefully and use long handled tongs, especially if using an open flame
- Once the corn is cooked, serve immediately with BBQ flavored butter