Grilled Paprika-Lime Corn on the Cob (Vegan, Gluten Free)
When summer hits it hits hard, with all the fury of a February blizzard. Fight it and you will find yourself cursing the humidity, cursing the bugs, dreading the heat, whining about the birdsong and blueberry stains on your shirt.
Lean into summer as you would a lover. Summer passes in the blink of an eye and we will be shoveling grey mounds of snow soon enough.
“I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl,
From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl,
I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl,
But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl,
It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,
She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand”
Grilled Paprika-Lime Corn on the Cob takes advantage of the bounty of summer. Peel each ear, and give your plump corn a quick charring on the grill, slather it with lime paprika sauce that blooms with smoky garlic flavor as it hits the hot corn.
Yes you could make it in advance but it tastes best fresh and hot from the grill. Sit yourself down on the grass and chomp away at this summer treat. Offer me a chocolate cake or a platter of sweet corn and I would take the corn every time. (My hubby just read this last sentence and whispered “because you’re a freak.)
“Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”
Charred sweet corn drenched in bright paprika infused lime juice. Bring these to your next bbq and throw them on the grille. Most days I prefer these to a vegan burger or potato salad.
- 4 ears sweet corn
- 1 limes, juiced and zested
- 1 clove garlic mashed
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
Peel your corn(s). You can see from the photo that I didn't fully get all the fine silk off. I don't mind it when it is a bit charred.
Into a small bowl place the mashed garlic, paprika, zest, salt, pepper, and the juice of the lime. Whisk.
Heat up your grille. I use a little hibachi that I bought because it reminds me of my childhood.
Over a hot grill place your corn and turn occasionally until charred and tender but still moist about 6-8 minutes total.
Brush with your lime juice mixture and munch away.