Coconut Grilled Corn
Coconut Grilled Corn – an easy side dish recipe for grilled coconut that is glazed with a sweetened coconut mixture made from brown sugar and a bay leaf.
COCONUT GRILLED CORN
As you know I’m a sucker for anything coconut. Take ordinary corn on the cob and add a coconut glaze with a smoky grilled flavor…so good.
CAMBODIAN STREET CORN
After Cambodian’s harvest their corn this street corn appears on the streets. They refer to it as poat dot. It’s a coconut milk glazed corn. Sometimes they use fish sauce in the mixture. I wasn’t thrilled about the thought of that. This version has unsweetened coconut milk, brown sugar, and a bay leaf.
The result is a sweet coconut corn glazed with a slight char. The flavors are fabulous.
OTHER CORN RECIPES
- Frito Corn Salad
- Corn Salsa
- Cowboy Caviar
- Corn Pudding
- One-Pan Chicken Tortilla Bake
- Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad
- Corn Stuffing Balls
Coconut Grilled Corn
Coconut on corn? Yup, the sugar caramelizes on the grill and this sweet and smoky flavor is out of this world.
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 ears sweet corn,, husked
- Combine coconut milk, sugar, bay leaf, and salt in small saucepan over medium heat. Let simmer gently until sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes. Taste for sweetness, adding more sugar if necessary. Remove pan from heat and let mixture cool to room temperature.
- Preheat grill to high. When ready to cook, brush grill grate clean and apply thin coat of oil to grate. Place corn on hot grate; start basting with coconut milk mixture after a few minutes. Baste several times as it grills until nicely browned on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side, 8 to 12 minutes in all or to desired doneness, turning with tongs.
- Baste corn one final time, transfer to platter or plates, and serve.
Source: adapted Eater's Digest
Where is the homage to Cambodian culture? This is a street food item and often served in our homes.
Sorry. I was not aware of that
I came across you site while searching for a recipe for ribs that were baked then slow cooked. Not only did I find your recipe for this, but all your other amazing recipes.
Our whole dinner tonight was from your recipes. Ribs, corn, baked beans and monkey bread. All received stellar reviews.
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Thanks for sharing your talents with us all.
Thanks for all of your compliments! Wow. The Tampa Bay Symphony. That’s impressive. So nice to meet a fellow Floridian. – Christy
This looks amazing. I am going to give it a try. I am thinking that soaking the husks in water before grilling might help.
This sounds so great ~ i would have never thought to put coconut milk on corn!
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A very unique recipe! I have never had grilled corn with coconut milk and brown sugar!
It is on the sweet side so you definitely want to serve it with something savory to compliment it. We had it with the Southwest Burgers (http://thegirlwhoateeverything.blogspot.com/2010/06/dad-food-southwest-burger.html) and a salad.
BTW, I saw the recipe on the Betty Crocker web site with your pic, congrats!
OMG!…. Really?….Seriously?…Sounds amazing, I love corn!
this is on my list for the 4th
Christy, this looks great! What would you recommend serving it with?
I know…I felt a little guilty posting it right after my “Green” post but I made it last week and it was dying to be seen.
Seriously? I mean REALLY?? corn with brown sugar and coconut milk? That sounds amazing!