Grilled Corn And Barbecue Spice Rubs


  • Author: Sneh Roy
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Summer, Sides
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Mexican, American


Lime And Salt Spice Rub

  • zest of 1 large lime
  • ΒΌ cup sea salt flakes

Cajun Corn Spice Rub

  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic granules

Hot Mexican Spice Rub

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes

For the corn

  • 6 corns on the cob, husks intact
  • butter, for brushing
  • lime wedges, to serve


  1. Prepare each rub (spice mix) by mixing the ingredients stated for it in a small bowl. Store all three spice mixes in three individual glass jars. Store in the fridge or a cool and dry part of the pantry for up to two weeks.
  2. Prepare corn by gently peeling back the husks keeping them attached to the base. Brush the corn with butter using a pastry brush. Rub with desired spice rub and barbecue on a hot wood smoked barbecue for 10 minutes turning occasionally until cooked and slightly charred. Serve with lime wedges.