Cajun-Style Corn on the Cob Recipe

Cajun Corn on the Cob
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Soak: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Yield: 4 to 6 ears corn
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
270 Calories
20g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1887mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 266mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Filled with spicy goodness, this Cajun grilled corn recipe offers versatility to your cookout. Excellent eaten on the cob during sweet corn season alongside your favorite barbecue fare, it makes a tasty addition to a crab boil, too. You can also slice the cooked corn off the cob for salads, salsa or serve it alone as a spicy veggie side dish. The choice is entirely up to you, and this can easily become a go-to recipe for your backyard cooking adventures.

This sweet corn recipe is straightforward, though it does require some prep. Since the corn is basted with classic Cajun flavors, you'll need to shuck the corn first. This is a step not typical when grilling corn on the cob because the husk traps moisture and ensures the kernels are perfectly cooked over the grill's high heat. Therefore, the trick to this recipe is to let the corn soak in water for a little longer than normal. If you can, let it go a full two hours before turning on the grill.

The corn grills up quickly, and it should be perfect after just 10 minutes. Toward the end of this time, you'll baste the corn with a simple oil-based spice mix of Cajun seasoning, garlic, and onion. While you can buy it, homemade Cajun seasoning is easy to throw together because it's an uncomplicated mix of common kitchen spices like paprika, onion powder, oregano, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Inexpensive to make once you have the spices, it's always great to have on hand. Of course, you can adjust the amount of seasoning to suit your palate, making it as spicy or mild as you like.


  • 4 to 6 ears corn

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

  • 3 tablespoons minced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Shuck the corn by removing husks and silk. Allow the corn to soak in water for up to 2 hours.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the vegetable oil, Cajun seasoning, minced onion, and minced garlic. Set aside.

  4. Preheat the grill ​to medium heat. Place the ears of corn on the grill and cook for 10 minutes, turning constantly.

  5. During the last 5 minutes of cooking time, baste your Cajun mixture onto the ears of corn. Turn frequently.

  6. Once the corn is done and the seasoning has browned, remove from the grill, and serve.

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