Chili Parmesan Grilled Corn… and the winner!

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Before getting to this lovely corn, I want to congratulate… Nami of Just One Cookbook for being the giveaway winner (#36)!

Congrats to Nami!!!! And now, onto this corn! …

Oh, grilled corn. There’s nothing like grilled corn to make you love the summer season. Last year, my most popular post became my Cilantro Harissa Grilled Corn. Last week, without harissa on hand, I tried to simulate the goodness of that grilled corn with what I had in the kitchen. I came up with this chili Parm grilled corn. It was wonderful! Buttery, spicy, and cheesy. Paired with the sweet corn, I was in heaven!

Chile Parmesan Grilled Corn

(Printable Recipe)


4 ears of corn (silk removed, husk left in tact)

4 tablespoons Earth Balance (or butter, or olive oil)

1 1/2 tablespoon chili (or green chile) powder

teaspoon salt


~1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (or to taste)



*De-silk corn, leaving husk in tact. Mix Earth Balance, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Smear ‘butter’ mixture on corn kernels. Place husk over smeared kernels. Wrap each ear in foil. Grill 20 minutes, turning twice.

*When corn is grilled, remove foil and peel down husk (corn will be hot and steamy, be careful!!!). Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with cilantro!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!


  1. Will you come grill this at my house, Tiffany?

  2. If that tastes as good as it looks I am driving to DC to get some. I am in Richmond most weekends anyway, so I am half way there or you could move back to Durham.

  3. Congrats Nami 😀 😀
    And what stunning corn!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Yay to Nami for winning your great giveaway. 🙂 This corn is fabulous… not only for the flavors, but I like how you grilled it in the husk with the butter. Have a great week! ~ Ramona

  5. Looks fantastic! Very delicious indeed. Congratulations to the lucky winner.


  6. Thank you once again for the generous giveaway. You know how excited I was when I saw your message! 😀 I exclaimed in the car and my family was surrprised! haha.

    Oh I remember your previous corn post. That was a really popular recipe and I know this one will too. In fact I’ll get corn this week or weekend and I’m going to give it a try. I know butter + chili + Parmesan sounds way too good to pass. I can’t wait!

  7. Congrats to Nami! What a great way to cook corn. I’m very happy when parmesan is involved in a dish!

  8. Tiffany, this is making my mouth water. My usual method for corn is slather it with olive oil and grill it, but next time I’m using this recipe. Wow–so much flavor!

  9. oh my gosh this looks so awesome! i love grilled corn, and we are definitely making this next time we have corn!

  10. Thanks for the comments everyone! 😀

  11. Yum! I love grilled corn! Love the parmesan crust! Looks fantastic and very delicious!

  12. Hubby and I are are addicted to grilled Corn right now. I love your flavored butter, it seriously looks fantastic! Hugs, Terra