For the tastiest, most tender grilled corn, try grilling it in foil with our delicious cajun butter. This easy corn recipe with spiced, flavored butter is perfect for summer. It tastes fantastic, is quick to make, and requires minimal cleanup.
Related: We also love this spicy roasted corn with chipotle butter.
Smoky Cajun Butter Grilled Corn in Foil
In the summer, when I’m not enjoying corn in my favorite corn salad, I love making this incredibly flavorful grilled corn on the cob. It’s buttery and tastes slightly smoky with a subtle spicy kick. And since we wrap the corn in foil, it stays incredibly tender and juicy.
The flavored butter we use for this corn is the same as the one we use for our cajun-spiced shrimp. It combines our favorite cajun seasoning with butter, fresh garlic, and fresh cilantro (or parsley). Plus, you can make it in advance and use it for other veggies or try it with shrimp or chicken.
To grill the corn, generously spread our cajun butter over corn on the cob and then wrap them in foil. Place the foil-wrapped corn on the grill and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. When serving the corn, pour the sizzling butter over it. It’s fantastic!
If you don’t feel like grilling, you can also use your oven for roasted corn. The steps are the same: slather on your butter, wrap the corn in foil, and then roast in a 400° F oven for 20 to 30 minutes. This is also how we cook our roasted corn with chipotle butter. Easy!
Cajun Butter Grilled Corn
For the tastiest, most tender corn, try grilling or roasting it in foil with our delicious cajun butter. This easy corn recipe with spiced, flavored butter is perfect for summer. It tastes fantastic, is quick to make, and requires minimal cleanup.
You Will Need
4 ears corn, shucked
4 tablespoons room temperature butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated
2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley leaves, minced
1 tablespoon homemade cajun seasoning; see notes
1Preheat a gas grill to 400° Fahrenheit to 450° Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. For a charcoal grill, once the coals look ashy and white, spread them out and push most of them on one side of the grill, creating a hotter, more direct cooking area. Depending on your charcoal, this can take over 30 minutes. If roasting in the oven, heat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit (200°C) and position the oven rack towards the middle.
2Prepare the flavorful butter by combining butter, garlic, cilantro (or parsley), and cajun seasoning. Mix well.
3Use a spoon to spread the butter evenly over the ears of corn.
4Place the buttered corn onto aluminum foil and tightly wrap it to create a packet.
5For grilling, cook the corn packet over indirect heat (cooler area of your grill) for 10 to 15 minutes, rotating and flipping it once or twice during grilling.
6For roasting in the oven, place the corn packet on a baking sheet and bake at 400° Fahrenheit for 20 to 30 minutes, flipping it once during roasting.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Cajun seasoning: For the best results, we recommend using our homemade cajun blend. However, if you prefer to use a store-bought brand, feel free to do so. Just keep in mind that different brands may vary in their salt content, so you might need to adjust the seasoning accordingly to suit your taste preferences.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.