Cajun Corn On The Cob

Cajun Corn on the Cob is a zesty and flavorful twist on the classic corn on the cob that’s often enjoyed at barbecues and summertime gatherings. This recipe takes sweet corn and elevates it with a spicy Cajun seasoning blend, giving it a kick of heat and a burst of bold flavors. Whether you’re hosting a backyard cookout or simply want to savor the taste of summer, this Cajun-infused corn on the cob is sure to spice up your meal.


For the Cajun Seasoning Blend:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your preferred spice level)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Corn:

  • 4-6 ears of fresh corn on the cob, husks and silks removed
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Cajun seasoning blend (as per your taste preference)
  • Fresh chopped parsley (optional, for garnish)


Preparing the Cajun Seasoning Blend:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the Cajun seasoning ingredients: paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix them thoroughly until well combined. Adjust the cayenne pepper to achieve your preferred level of spiciness.

Cooking the Corn:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat or prepare a charcoal grill for cooking.
  2. Brush each ear of corn with melted butter, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  3. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning blend generously over the corn, turning them to ensure even coverage. Adjust the amount of seasoning based on your desired spice level.
  4. Place the seasoned corn directly on the grill grates and cook for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally. Grill until the corn is tender and has grill marks, and the Cajun seasoning is slightly caramelized.


  1. Transfer the Cajun Corn on the Cob to a serving platter.
  2. Optionally, garnish with fresh chopped parsley for a burst of color and added freshness.
  3. Serve the spicy Cajun Corn on the Cob hot, either as a side dish or a tasty appetizer at your next barbecue.

Variations and Tips

  • Boiling Option: If you don’t have access to a grill, you can achieve similar results by boiling the corn in a large pot of salted water. After boiling, brush the melted butter and seasonings onto the cooked corn.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper in the Cajun seasoning blend to suit your spice preference. Start with less if you prefer milder heat and add more for extra spiciness.
  • Butter Alternatives: Substitute melted butter with olive oil or a dairy-free alternative like coconut oil for a vegan version.
  • Extra Toppings: Enhance your Cajun Corn on the Cob by adding grated Parmesan cheese, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, or crumbled cotija cheese for extra flavor and texture.
  • Husk Wrapping: If you prefer a smokier flavor, you can wrap the seasoned corn in aluminum foil and grill it. This method imparts a delightful smoky aroma to the corn.
  • Leftovers: If you have leftover Cajun Corn on the Cob, remove the kernels and use them in salads, salsas, or as a topping for tacos.


Cajun Corn on the Cob is a spicy and flavorful take on a beloved summer classic. The combination of sweet, juicy corn and bold Cajun seasoning creates a sensational taste experience that’s perfect for outdoor gatherings, cookouts, or whenever you want to add some spice to your meal. So, fire up the grill, slather on the butter and Cajun seasoning, and enjoy this delightful, zesty treat that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight.

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