Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
If there's one reason to buy a stove top smoker, this is it. If I had to actually narrow it down to just one reason, it would be tough, but smoking corn on the cob is definitely in the top five. The kernels keep their sweetness, which is intensified by smoking, and their crunch and juiciness. Stripped from the cob-a very simple procedure-the kernels are an amazing addition to all kinds of salads, soups, and salsas. When it comes to the most bang for the buck, smoked corn is leader of the pack. Use the milder wood chips like alder or cherry, or go for the obvious, corn cob chips. Hickory and Mesquite are quite good also. From the cookbook, "Smokin"
- Trim the husk and as much silk as you can from the ears.
- Season the corn by rubbing the ears lightly with olive oil; other seasonings will not penetrate the corn kernels while they're still on the cob.
- Put wood chips of choice in smoker, cover with smoker tray and smoker rack, place corn on the rack.
- Smoke the corn on medium heat until the kernels are tender and browed, about 20 minutes.
- Check the corn for doneness after about 15 minutes.