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Grilled Corn with Spicy Cajun Butter is such a tasty, crunchy, and light appetizer or a side dish that is perfect to serve anytime!

If it’s already summer at your place, then the season of sweet corn has most probably started by now! And here is a perfect way you can eat this delicious vegetable during summer.

With a few ingredients like corn, spices, cheese, and butter you can make the best grilled corn ever! So, just go ahead with this easy recipe and enjoy to the maximum!


Grilled Corn with Spicy Cajun Butter

Grilled Corn with Spicy Cajun Butter is such a tasty, crunchy, and healthy appetizer or a side dish that is perfect to serve anytime!
Delicious and fulfilling appetizer!

What is Cajun Grilled Corn?

The word “elote” means “corn cob” in Spanish! So, Mexican Elote is a grilled corn on the cob fully coated in a mayo or cream sauce and garnished with cajun spices, chili powder, cheese, and lime pieces. Elotes or grilled corn on the cob are as commonly sold at street carts in Mexico as sausages are in the USA!


What’s So Special about Grilled Corn?

Grilled corn is a great addition to any barbecue, picnic, dinner, and backyard family cooking adventure!

Filled with spicy goodness, this spicy cajun grilled corn recipe offers versatility to your recipes!

This healthy recipe is made with only a handful of simple ingredients such as corn, spices, cheese, and butter!

Not only adults but kids also will love this smoky, delicious, and easy-to-hold snack! Just make sure to omit red hot pepper for kids.

You can also make this recipe in advance! Then, just warm it up whenever you need and serve to your guests!


Soft and Creamy Appetizer

With a few ingredients like corn, spices, cheese, and butter you can make the best grilled corn ever!
Tasty appetizer for any family dinner!

Serving Suggestions

You can eat grilled corn on the cob, or slice the cooked corn off the cob for snacks, salads, or serve it as a veggie side dish!

Grilled corn tastes perfect with Middle Eastern salads such as Fattoush Salad, Simple Middle Eastern Salad, and Lebanese Tabouli Salad!

If you like international and versatile salads, then serve grilled corn with Roasted Chickpea Avocado Salad, TikTok’s Viral Green Goddess Salad, Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Chef Salad, and Roasted Eggplant Salad!

As a side dish, grilled corn with spicy cajun butter pairs amazing with Crispy Air-Fried BBQ Chicken Wings, Bean Taco Pie, Sheet Pan Fajitas, and Chicken Gallaba!

You can also serve grilled corn as an appetizer to dip in sauces such as McDonald’s Secret Big Mac Sauce (Copycat), Guacamole, Smooth Vegan Hummus, Burger Sauce, and Green Chutney Cilantro Mint sauce!


Healthy and Colorful Snack

With simple ingredients you can make the most delicious cajun spice snack.
Look at these mouthwatering grilled corns!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to store grilled corn?

Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Is it necessary to grill corns?

You can of course bake corns but grilling them adds a slight smoky flavor.

How to reheat grilled corn?

You can reheat it in the microwave or in an air fryer for about 5 minutes.

Can I substitute cajun spice?

Sure you can. Just use separately salt, black and white pepper, garlic and onion powder, and cumin.

How to boil corn?

For the stove, add the corn cobs into a large pot and fill up with water until it fully covers the vegetables. Once water is boiled, simmer it on medium low heat for 10-15 minutes and then taste for corns’ doneness.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Sure you can. Just use vegan parmesan cheese and coconut butter.


Tips for the Best Grilled Corn

After corns on the cubs are boiled, you can grill them either on a stove top grill pan, on the outdoor grill, or in the oven. 

If you decide to make grilled corns in the oven, turn broil on high. Put the corns in a pan and then place on the middle level rack of your oven. After that, broil for about 5 minutes on each side or until charred to your liking. 

Also, add more hot chili sauce and butter in case you prefer extra spicy flavor.

Use freshly picked corn because it will give you the best cajun corn!


Ingredients

Corns on the cob: any type of corn on the cob will suit, yellow or white – both are perfect.

Cajun spice: it is a mix of black, white, and cayenne peppers, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and salt.

Paprika: gives special taste and bright color.

Parsley: both fresh or dried parsley taste amazing with corn.

Parmesan cheese: it gives extra cheesy flavor to the corn.

Butter: adds lightness and creaminess to balance off the spicy cajun flavors.


Steps to Prep

Start off to peel then place corns on cobs in boiling water for about 15 minutes on medium low heat. 

Once cooked, remove from the water then grill on either a stove top grill pan, outdoors grill, or in the oven. 

For stove top, heat your grill pan on high for a few minutes then lower to medium low. Place and grill the corn for about 3 minutes or more on each side until they are charred to your liking. 

For grilling in the oven, turn broil on high. Place the corn on the cob in a pan then place on the middle level rack of your oven. Broil for about 5 minutes on each side or until charred to your liking. 

Once grilled, place soft butter on hot corns and rub it all around to coat.  Sprinkle cajun, paprika and parmesan all around then garnish with fresh chopped parsley or dried parsley like I did.

Serve the best homemade grilled corn with spicy cajun butter along with a salad or a main dish and enjoy your family dinner to the maximum!


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5 from 2 votes

Grilled Corn with Spicy Cajun Butter

By: Lama
With a few ingredients like corn, spices, cheese, and butter you can make the best grilled corn ever! Go ahead with this easy recipe and enjoy to the maximum!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 corns on the cub

Ingredients 

  • 3 corn on the cob, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon cajun
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions 

  • Start off to peel then place corns on cobs in boiling water for about 15 minutes on medium low heat.
  • Once cooked, remove from the water then grill on either a stove top grill pan, outdoors grill, or in the oven.
  • For stove top, heat your grill pan on high for a few minutes then lower to medium low. Place and grill the corn for about 3 minutes or more on each side until they are charred to your liking.
  • For grilling in the oven, turn broil on high. Place the corn on the cob in a pan then place on the middle level rack of your oven. Broil for about 5 minutes on each side or until charred to your liking.
  • Once grilled, place soft butter on hot corns and rub it all around to coat. Sprinkle cajun, paprika and parmesan all around then garnish with fresh chopped parsley or dried parsley like I did.
  • Serve the best homemade grilled corn with spicy cajun butter along with a salad or a main dish and enjoy your family dinner to the maximum!

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Notes

Top Tips:
  • After corn on the cobs are boiled, you can grill them either on a stove top grill pan, on the outdoor grill, or in the oven.
  • If you decide to make grilled corns in the oven, turn broil on high. Put the corns in a pan and then place on the middle level rack of your oven. After that, broil for about 5 minutes on each side or until charred to your liking.
  • Also, add more hot chili sauce and butter in case you prefer extra spicy flavor.
  • Use freshly picked corn because it will give you the best cajun corn!

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2758IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3mg
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I'm Lama, welcome to my blog where you will find simple and diverse recipes your entire family will enjoy. I am honored to connect with you through the recipes I prepare!

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