With summer almost upon us (woohoo!) and our new patio done and decorated (stay tuned for a post all about that in a couple of weeks), I’ve been using our grill like there’s no tomorrow. I am proof that even vegetarians can love grilling, guys. There’s no better way to prepare food in the summertime, in my opinion. And the more I use the grill, the more amazed I am by all of the different foods you can cook with it. My current favorite (and my daughter’s too) isn’t unusual – corn on the cob. But the way I like to prepare it is actually pretty unique, and I wanted to share it with you today because it’s incredibly delicious, super easy, and perfect for any summertime parties you might be hosting or attending this weekend (and all summer long!).
Grilled Corn with Orange Hoisin and Chili Glaze
6 ears sweet corn, husked
1 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce
1 teaspoon Lee Kum Kee Chiu Chow Chili Oil
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2-3 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
fresh cilantro, chopped
Heat your grill to medium high. In a small bowl, combine Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce, Lee Kum Kee Chiu Chow Chili Oil, melted butter, and grated orange rind, and mix well. Grill corn for 2-3 minutes, turn, and grill another 2-3 minutes. Use a brush to coat corn with hoisin butter glaze, and continue to grill for another 5-7 minutes, brushing with the glaze every couple of minutes. Remove corn from grill and give one final brush of glaze, then top with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
Grilled corn on the cob itself is a summertime delight, but this glaze takes it up a serious notch. Regular grilled corn becomes rich and spicy sweet. It’s hard for me to even write about it without my mouth watering, to be honest. The secret ingredient here is the Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce, which is a sweet, slightly spicy sauce made from sweet potatoes, soybeans, and select spices. (And so good that I have no shame in admitting I would totally eat it with a spoon straight from the bottle.) The runner-up star ingredient is the Lee Kum Kee Chiu Chow Chili Oil which is prepared from the finest preserved chilies and garlic blended with soy bean oil, and gives it just the right kick. If you haven’t heard of Lee Kum Kee, let me just tell you that they make a huge range of all sorts of great-tasting, authentic Asian-style sauces and condiments that are so, so tasty – whether you’re doing everyday cooking or need a little help elevating your summer celebrations. You guys need to give their delicious products – and this recipe! – a try. You’ll be so glad you did.
Happy summer and happy grilling!