Smokin Hot Caribbean Spiced Corn On The Cob #SundaySupper

 

Fresh grilled corn laced with aromatic spices and a dash of citrus are a welcome addition to any cook-out! What food is “more synonymous” with summer than freshly picked corn on the cob? With my  #SundaySupper team indulging in a “labor day” cook-out theme I jumped right in! One of the reasons I love summer is cookouts and barbeques. Most of our summer dinners are outdoor grilled and the added bonus is that the cooking is done by the ‘grill master’ and that is definitely NOT me! I do prep the dishes though, as in marinate the meats and make the salads but the actual cooking on the grill is of course, the man of the house and it suits me just fine! Nice Summer break! :) Corn on the cob is always a popular dish in our home and I look for ways to spice up the corn. So here goes for a sure hit! Grill the corn and while it’s still smoking hot, dip a wedge of orange or lemon in olive oil and then dip it into a plate of aromatic spices and rub it into the corn. I used a spice mix of paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic salt and fresh pepper. You can be creative with your spice mix and customize it to your family tastes. My youngest doesn’t like much spice so I add a little brown sugar to hers to make it sweet and just a teeny bit hot. The more you rub the spice mix in, the stronger flavored it is! Cut into bite size pieces, stick a tooth pick in, serve with a mint yogurt dip for an amazing appetizer !

 

Nutrition Wise !

Yellow corn has the antioxidant carotenoids and high concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin. Nutrients good for the eyes! It is  also a good source of fiber. Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( EVOO) is loaded with heart healthy mono unsaturated fatty acids and is a valuable source of polyphenols . Spices are chockfull of antioxidants and add so much to any dish!

On the grill ! 

Spicy mix ! 

Rubbing it in !!

Makes a great appetizer  ! Mint yogurt dip goes so well with the corn! Yummy !

Caribbean Spiced Corn On The Cob

Serves 4
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or chili)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 wedges orange or lemon
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves (or 2 tsp mint paste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Note

Use any blend of your favorite spices !  Good spices to use are cumin, pepper, chili, paprika, garlic powder, ginger powder, curry powder, cayenne pepper etc.

Directions

Grill corn on grill or in the oven.
Mix all the dry spices together
Dip an orange wedge in olive oil, dip into spice mix and rub into corn
Cut corn into bite size pieces and stick a tooth pick in.
Blend yogurt with mint and 1/4 tsp salt till smooth.
Serve corn with yogurt mint dip

 

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Comments

  1. If you only knew how much I love grilled corn and this makes it even better! Love the spicy kick.

  2. This looks GREAT! It reminds me of Mexican street corn, which is a really popular dish here. You’d probably love it: http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/amazing-grilled-corn-at-cafe-habana-%E2%80%93-mexican-street-food-meets-malibu/

  3. I love to serve different grilled corn choices! Sounds great Sue!

  4. Oh my gosh! I’m drooling over that dip! YUM!

  5. This corn looks so good!!! What a great recipe.

  6. Just look at that gorgeous charred marks! Jason will be over the moon for this when I make it!

  7. I’ll bet these are amazing! Great recipe!

  8. Great technique of using an orange to rub on the spices. I’ll definitely be stea…, uh, borrowing that trick :)

  9. All these wonderful spices AND mint yogurt! I know what’s on my menu tomorrow!

  10. This sounds amazing–can I have a bite now?!

  11. wow…how awesome is this! I’ve totally got to try this…the dipping of the orange in the spice and rubbing on the corn is genius!

  12. What a great twist on grilled corn! The spiciness with the yogurt should work perfect!

  13. Grilled corn and spiced up sounds divine :)

  14. Now that is some corn! Love the spice!

  15. Only you could make corn look this fabulous!

  16. Oh you are making me want another BBQ, I love grilled corn on the cob

  17. Oh, I LOOOOVE the sound of your corn. It reminds me of the Mexican corn on the cob that we eat as much as possible during the summertime…only with a different spin. I must try it this way…I know I’d love it!

  18. I have a weird habit of eating corn on the cob one kernel at a time. Yeah, I really do that. I may not be patient enought to eat one kernel at a time with this dish. The flavors sound amazing!

  19. This looks great! Definitely a good one to bring to friends, it looks so pretty!

  20. Sue, this dish looks amazing. I love the spice rub you added to the corn. I love your new header; it is so cute, especially the “unplugged.” You’re awesome!

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