Grilled or Broiled Garlic Parmesan Corn



Garlic Parmesan Corn photo
It’s corn on the cob season! I hope you give this wonderfully easy recipe a try. It so hard to believe that something this simple to make, can taste so over-the-top delicious!!! It’s such a fantastic way to serve this summer gem all season long. Each medium piece of corn has 96 calories, 2 grams of fat and 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints. By far, my favorite corn recipe and I bet it will become yours too!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes


Ingredients

4 ears of corn on the cob

Olive oil cooking spray

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated


Instructions

1. Husk the corn. Coat each piece all over with olive oil spray.

2. To Grill: Preheat grill to medium-high. Add corn to grill. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until charred and tender, 8 to 12 minutes total. If it starts to stick, coat with more olive oil spray.

3. To Broil: Preheat broiler. Line a baking pan with foil. Place corn on pan. Broil for about 6-7 minutes until charred (browned). Turn over and broil about 6 minutes more.

4. Remove corn from heat and sprinkle with a little salt and garlic powder all over each piece. Sprinkle the top of each ear of corn with ¾ tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.
Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings


Healthy Benefit
Corn is a good source of folate, fiber and contains a little niacin, magnesium, and vitamin C.


Shopping Tips
Choose ears with bright green, snugly fitting husks that are fresh looking. The silk should be dry not soggy.  The kernels should be plump and milky and come all the way to the ear’s tip. Don’t buy corn that’s been husked-the husk was probably removed by the market because it was discolored or wilted. An exception are the packages of already husked corn at places like Trader Joe’s. They’ve been husked, packaged and taste great!

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints 1
Weight Watchers SmartPoints
3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 corn on the cob
96 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat. fat, 3g chol, 5g prot, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugar, 229mg sod
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
18 calories, 1g sat. fat, 2g protein, 0g sugar