Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Grilled Corn

Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Grilled Corn


Nothing tastes like the end of summer quite like grilled corn on the cob.  It always brings back memories of barbecues, back to school, and squeezing in a few more dinners outside before it gets too cold. And while corn, butter, and salt will always be a favorite, sometimes it’s fun to change it up. Enter this Asian-inspired corn.  With hoisin sauce and honey bringing out the sweetness of the corn and a chili to give it kick, this recipe is sure to make your corn-eating experience more exciting.

This recipe makes 4 ears of corn, perfect served on the side for a few people, or hey, if you really like corn, why not have all 4?


1/8 cup hoisin sauce

1/8 cup honey

1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (it will taste VERY salty if you use regular)

1 tbsp lime juice

4 earns or husked corn

1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

½ Serrano chili (feel free to substitute a different hot pepper)

2 green onions, slice thinly



Preheat grill

Prepare glaze by mixing hoisin, honey, soy sauce, and lime juice together.

Grill corn, rotating often and brushing with glaze, until the glaze is caramelized and grill marks begin to appear (about 10 minutes)

Once corn is cooked, sprinkle with sesame seeds, chili, and green onions. (I found it easier to spread seeds, chili, and green onion out on a plate and roll the corn in it – it sticks better).

Adapted from: http://betsylife.com/2011/08/09/seasonal-potluck-spicy-hoisin-sesame-glazed-corn/


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