grilling corn

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    I just looked the method up on Google and I have no complaints so far on how I roast corn on the gas grill but I wouldn't mind being better.
    1) I soak it for however long (at least a half hour) 2) I pull down the top, remove the silk and then 3) tie it up with kitchen string. 4) I cook it until it's charred and fork-tender. I'm lucky right now since we're getting a box of produce a week from an organic farmer.
    The question is, is there a better way? I've thought about adding salt to the water, sprinkle the corn with some sort of spice after step 2.
    Thanks.

    PS I haven't checked yet, but is there a pizza thread? I'm middling on pizza dough and not the worst when it comes to making Detroit-style pizza.
    I honestly don't know if pizza is a thing in the UK but I do know I could learn a thing or two about fish and chips. I have some fresh-caught walleye in a vacuum-sealed bag in the freezer that my brother caught and a box of Drake's batter on hand. My biggest interest regarding this is homemade, crispy, light batter that has some flavor to it.
    Cheers.
     
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    Add beer to the batter.
     
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    I thought that might be everyone's solution for everything on this site--add beer to it. Stomach ache? Put some beer in your oatmeal. Mild sunburn? Use the leftover oatmeal with beer in it and rub it on the sunburn.
    Seriously, I'm aware of beer being a good addition to batter.
     
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    Hi David, google James Martin for fish batter or Rick Stein 2 very good English chefs athumb.. here you go https://www.itv.com/saturdaymorning.../beer-battered-fish-and-chips-with-mushy-peas
     
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    Pizza is most certainly a thing here. Thankfully the UK is one of the most culinary diverse places on earth. Isn't food a wonderful thing.
     
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    This is the small market town where i live and this annual event is always very popular -


     
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    Pizza isn't pizza unless it's cooked in a pizza oven over real wood

    They're also incredible for cooking steak too. Leave your iron skillet in whilst the wood does it's it's in burn, oven will get up to 350c or higher and then slap the steak on the skillet. Literally 60sec each side and pull the skillet out. Leave it to rest for 5 mins and you have the perfect steak
     

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    Gratuitous steak pic
    And yes it was pink in the middle, medium rare
     

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    Hi Nick are those green olives on there athumb..
     
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    Stuffed with peppers and garlic with goats cheese
    And a bean mix coated in chilli sauce

    Honestly, I could eat that every day and it would be my last meal before the firing squad
     
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    Yep I could eat that right now, I also like black olives ground down in a pestle and morter with garlic and virgin olive oil spreadable consistency and spread thinly on toasted cranary, tapenade
     
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    The wood fire pizza is certainly tasty. I enjoy also the NY style with the thin crust though it is only cooked in a regular pizza oven.
    I cooked some deep dish pizzas recently on the gas BBQ by using four burners on low and two on high to achieve at steady temperature of 520F. It was quite good. I make the dough and sauce, trying to duplicate a style started here in '47 or '48 by a couple from Italy.
     
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    I've always heard that one shouldn't salt water when cooking corn because it makes the corn tough. Some folk wisdom turns out to be true, but I've not done the experiment. It would be easy to test.
     
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    Hi @northof49
    I think if Heston's recipe for grilled sweetcorn (link) involves cooking it in "boiling salted water" first, you can be fairly sure that he will have done the experimentation :?:

    Hi @davidfromUS
    You may not be too aware of Heston Blumenthal over where you are, but as his Wikipedia page (link) explains "He advocates scientific understanding in cooking" so he will probably have experimented with trying many different spices, added at different stages of cooking his grilled corn ... and as the recipe linked above suggests, he found smoke paprika, mixed with butter and basted on during the grilling was "best" wink...

    Cheers, PhilB
     
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    I'm definitely going to try that. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the info and the link PhilB! I read through the Fat Duck cookbook a few years ago, but don't remember that information. Good to know.
     

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