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Grilled Corn with a Brine: The Secret to Juicy, Sweet Corn

If you're a fan of juicy, sweet, and perfectly seasoned grilled corn-on-the-cob, then you're in for a treat! Today, I'm here to share a game-changing tip that will take your grilled corn to the next level. The secret ingredient? A simple brine.

Grilled Corn with a Brine

Brining your corn involves soaking it in a mixture of water, salt, and sugar before grilling. This process not only enhances the natural sweetness of the corn but also infuses it with delicious flavors. Trust me, it's so good, you won't want to go back to plain grilled corn ever again!

Here's a quick and easy brine recipe that will guarantee the juiciest, sweetest, and most flavorful grilled corn you've ever had:


  • 6 cups water

  • 1/4 cup salt

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. In a large container or bowl, combine the water, salt, and sugar. Stir well until the salt and sugar are fully dissolved.

  2. Shuck the corn-on-the-cob, removing the husks and silk.

  3. Place the shucked corn into the brine mixture, ensuring that it is completely submerged. If needed, you can weigh it down with a plate or bowl to keep it immersed.

  4. Let the corn soak in the brine for about 30 minutes. This allows the flavors to penetrate the corn kernels and ensures a juicy, tender result.

  5. After brining, remove the corn from the brine and pat it dry with a paper towel.

  6. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  7. Place the corn on the grill and cook for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until it is nicely charred and cooked through.

  8. Remove the corn from the grill and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

  9. Serve your delicious brined grilled corn with your favorite toppings or simply enjoy it as is.


  • For a spicier corn, add the chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder to the brine.

  • If you don't have time to brine the corn, you can still grill it and it will be delicious. Just be sure to grill it for a little longer, so that the corn has a chance to cook through.

  • Serve the corn with your favorite toppings, such as butter, cheese, or sour cream.

Get ready to be blown away by the incredible flavors and juiciness of your grilled corn. The brine works wonders in transforming an already delicious vegetable into a taste sensation. You'll find that the corn has a delightful balance of sweetness and seasoning that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

So, the next time you plan a barbecue or a summer gathering, don't forget to brine your corn before grilling. Your friends and family will be amazed by your culinary prowess, and you'll have a side dish that steals the show. Enjoy!


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