Grilled Corn on the Cob With Old Bay Seasoning

2 ears of corn
30 min

By Marley Goldin on August 31, 2020 last updated on September 28, 2021

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This Grilled Corn on the Cob with Old Bay Seasoning is cooked to perfection and topped with a blend of spices to make the ideal fresh summer side dish.

Looking for a refreshing, flavorful, crisp summer snack? This Grilled Corn on the Cob with Old Bay Seasoning is the most delicious way to consume your kernels.


Sweet corn is amazing on the grill. It gives it a little bit of a smoky flavor while keeping the texture perfectly juicy and crisp. But when you slap on some butter and spice, the magic really happens.

As an environmental scientist, I am always looking for simple ways to add seasonal crops into my family’s diet. And this corn on the cob with Old Bay Seasoning is just about as simple as it gets!


Check when corn is in season in your area with this Seasonal Food Guide.


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Keep it Simple


Corn is delicious on its own, don’t complicate it! All you need is a grill and three ingredients to get this recipe just right.


Here’s what you’ll need:

Grill it Plain, Jane

The corn should go directly on your grill, after shucking, of course. This will give it that juicy, crispy, charred on the outside crunch we are looking for. You may even be able to get some grill marks.


Keep it Cool

Your corn will be nice and hot when it’s just off the grill, so give it a couple of minutes to cool before handling it. If it’s too hot, the butter will melt right off. We want the softened butter to stick to the corn so your seasoning can cling on to it.


Don’t Be Shy

I grew up in Maryland, so Old Bay is like powdered GOLD in my book. And for this and any recipe involving this treasured dust, I say: BRING IT ON.


The corn can handle it. I find the easiest way to coat the corn is to keep one end on the table, lift the other end, and slowly rotate it while using your other hand to sprinkle with the seasoning.


Tested Substitutions

This corn can easily be made vegan by using a non-dairy butter substitute. Old Bay Seasoning and corn are both naturally vegan ingredients.


If you don’t have Old Bay Seasoning on hand, you can use your favorite seasoning or make your own!

Why You Should Make this Corn On The Cob with Old Bay Seasoning

  • It’s simple. 3 ingredients, enough said.
  • It’s fresh. Nothing like shucking fresh corn on the cob.
  • It’s summery. Getting those grill marks really sets the mood.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Old Bay Seasoning


Ingredients

  • 2 ears of fresh corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning


Directions

  • Shuck your corn and heat directly on the grill for about 20 minutes, rotating every five minutes or so. Your corn should have grill marks or at least some charring.
  • Remove your corn from the grill and allow it to cool enough so that it is easy to handle. Butter evenly on all sides.
  • Generously sprinkle with Old Bay, rotating the corn so that all sides are evenly seasoned.


Pro Tips

  • Grill your corn dry! You will butter it once you remove it from the grill.
  • Make sure your corn is cooled before buttering. It will avoid burning your hands, but will also allow butter to remain on the corn so your seasoning sticks.


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Grilled Corn on the Cob With Old Bay Seasoning
Recipe details
  • 2  ears of corn
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients

  • 2 ears of fresh corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
Instructions

Shuck your corn and heat directly on the grill for about 20 minutes, rotating every five minutes or so. Your corn should have grill marks or at least some charring.
Remove your corn from the grill and allow it to cool enough so that it is easy to handle. Butter evenly on all sides.
Generously sprinkle with Old Bay, rotating the corn so that all sides are evenly seasoned.
Tips
  • Grill your corn dry! You will butter it once you remove it from the grill.
  • Make sure your corn is cooled before buttering. It will avoid burning your hands, but will also allow butter to remain on the corn so your seasoning sticks.
Marley
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