For Day Three of #CookoutWeek, there is nothing like the flavor of Smoked Corn on the Cob! Don’t let not having a smoker stop you; this Smoked Corn on the Cob recipe doesn’t require a smoker! Using your gas grill and Smokin’ O’s (rings composed of recovered orchard wood, hardwood and spices, with absolutely zero artificial chemicals, binders or additives), you too can smoke corn!
I do a lot of smoking. I smoke meats of all sorts: chicken, pork, and beef. I smoke cheese. I make my own sausages and smoke them: summer sausage and Andouille. I’ve never shared any of those recipes with you before, because most people don’t have smokers.
But, now there are Smokin’ O’s! So you too can smoke foods and they could not be more simple to use. Here’s a video done by Smokin’ O’s that shows you just how easy it is to light them:
Just turn on your gas grill, place the O over a hot spot and let it set for 5-10 minutes while your grill heats. The O will begin to smoke and you’re ready to cook! That’s all! No soaking (like when using wood chips), light them and leave them. And enjoy the incredible wood-smoke flavor imparted to your food!
Using Smokin’ O’s for your grilling will not only give amazing wood-fired flavor, but with the purchase of Smokin’ O’s you’ll be supporting a small family owned business. Located in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, this company was started in 2010, in answer to an economic crisis that shut down the local mill. Instead of wasting trees that had been harvested for ecological reasons, Smokin’ O’s were born. Check out Smokin’ O’s story here, where you can also purchase their amazing products. Be sure to check them out on social media, too. You can follow Smokin’ O’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
For Cookout Week, I decided I was going to bring you one of my absolute favorite side dishes. Smoked Corn on the Cob! You won’t even believe the flavor that smoke gives to corn! It’s so good, I don’t even butter it! Now that anyone can smoke foods, thanks to Smokin’ O’s, it’s time for you to smoke corn too!
I fell in love with Smoked Corn on the Cob when Mr. Saucy and I moved from Nashville to the Smoky Mountain (heh, appropriate). There was a little guy who, along with his wife, would set up their smoker at every fair and festival. I would buy dozens of ear of his corn (I shared some of it). I would eat it for a meal. Just the corn. It was that good.
Sprinkled with salt and pepper and some fresh basil, smoked corn is amazing. Of course, you can butter yours if you like, but you must try it!
- Whole ears of corn, husks pulled back (but not off) silks removed, husks pulled back up and tied with kitchen twine to hold closed.
- 2 Smokin' O's (any flavor, I used Original)
- On a gas grill, turned one side to high heat.
- Place one the Smokin' O over the flame to light. Once it lights, blow it out, turn the flame down to low (about 150°).
- Keeping the Smokin' O's ring on the lit side of the grill, place the prepared corn cobs on the cold side of the grill and cook for 2 hours. After an hour, check the Smokin' O's ring. Light and add the second ring.
- After two hours, the corn will be done. Remove from the grill and serve.
Disclaimer: While I was provided samples of Smokin’ O’s, free of charge, in order to write this post, the opinions about their products are my own and are heartfelt.
We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands who have made #CookoutWeek possible! You can enter below to win:
- From blog host The PinterTest Kitchen: $100 Amazon gift card, to use to buy all the supplies you need for your next cookout
- From our sponsor The French Farm: A gift pack of gourmet products hand-crafted by small businesses and using only the finest ingredients – La Favorita Genovese Pesto, Caprichos del Guadalquivir Cadenera Orange Marmalade, and L’Abeille Occitane Lavender Honey
- From our sponsor Smokin’-Os: A sampler pack of their “smokin’-os” wood rings, to help you add wood-fired, smokey taste to your grilled foods, even if you don’t own a smoker
- From our sponsor Primal Kitchen: $200 of Primal Kitchen goodies, including condiments made with avocado oil and bars and shakes with grass-fed collagen
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