Corn on Charcoal Grill-Roasted Corn and Ube

corn on charcoal grill

Corn on charcoal grill is virtually another way of enjoying roasted corn with ube (native pear); cooking corn on the grill can equally be prepared at home with more than enough ears of corn for the family.

Roasted corn recipe can be eaten as a whole meal with native pear called ube or as a snack, this sweet, smoky, and freshly toasted corn kernels fall off the cobs into your mouth as you munch it.

The rainy season is when corn comes for a pilgrim in Nigerian; it’s seasonal food and is best enjoyed during this period. Roasted corn is a popular street food in most cities in Nigeria.

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Similarly, there are several ways you can enjoy roasted fresh corn, either with coconut, tacos and guacamole, cheese, or with African pear Ube, pick whichever one that suits you better.

The pear can be softened in boiling water; on the other hand, it can also be roasted too just like the corn which still comes out sweet.

How to cook corn on charcoal Grill


  • 6 fresh ears of corn
  • Native pear ube or coconuts

Ensure you get already matured corn cob that is fresh from the farm or buys from the market. 

Roasted corn in the husk is equally achievable using the charcoal grill or oven, simply toss the corn in the husk into a charcoal grill or oven without peeling off the husk (skin) and allow cooking for about 15 minutes.

How to make roasted corn at home

  • First of all, get your charcoal grill and heat it up
  • Secondly, peel off the husk, and then place on the grill hangers
  • Thirdly, immediately the corn starts turning brown while some parts are getting darker as a result of the heat touching the corn, turn intermediately.
  • Continue to turn until all the sides of the corn is well cooked and brown, all this process takes between 8 – 10 minutes to roast 3-4 ears of corn on a charcoal grill oven.
  • Finally, remove from heat and transfer to a flat plate ready to be eaten

Serve with native pear (Ube) or coconut.

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