Summer is here, and it’s time to fire up the barbeque for some delicious grilled corn and gooey sweet banana boats. Not only are these dishes easy to make, but they also offer a unique spin on traditional BBQ fare.

Perfect for vegetarians and omnivores alike, these recipes will become the highlight of your summer cookouts. So, let’s dive into these mouthwatering recipes that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Grilled Corn Recipe: A Smoky Delight

Grilled corn on the cob has a distinctive, smoky flavor that sets it apart from its boiled counterpart. Cooking corn on the grill is not only fun, but it also keeps your kitchen cool during those hot summer days. Follow this simple recipe to create a delicious and memorable side dish.


  • Corn on the cob (as many as you can fit on the grill!)


  1. Three hours beforehand, peel away the outer husks of the corn, but don’t rip them off – leave them attached at the base of the corn husk.
  2. Gently scrape away as many silk strands sitting on the actual cob as you can. Don’t worry if you don’t get them all.
  3. Wrap the corn back up in the husks and tie with either string or wrap in aluminum foil, sealing both ends.
  4. Soak the corn husks in water for at least three hours to prevent them from burning.
  5. Preheat your grill to about 300-350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Place the wrapped, soaking-wet corn on the grill and cook for about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove the corn with gloves or tongs, and let the husks cool enough to handle.
  8. Peel away the husks a second time, dip the ear in butter or margarine (if desired), and salt to taste.

Enjoy your grilled corn with the husks left attached at the bottom for a fun eating experience.

Grilled Corn Variations: Add Some Flavorful Twists

Herbs and spices can add an unexpected twist to grilled corn. Try these variations to elevate your corn game:

  • Add fresh chives into the husk before wrapping it up.
  • Sprinkle dried spice blends like Tex-Mex on the cob after buttering it.

Grilled Banana Boats: A Gooey Sweet Treat

While the barbeque is hot, why not throw on some bananas? Banana boats are a fun campfire-type treat that you can recreate at home in your backyard. Follow this easy recipe for a dessert that will delight your taste buds.


  • One banana per person
  • Chocolate chips, vegetarian marshmallows, caramel, graham cracker crumbs, sundae toppings, or any other desired toppings


  1. Cut a slit lengthwise down the middle of a medium-ripe banana, or cut out a wedge-shaped piece to fit more toppings.
  2. Fill the cavity with desired toppings, being careful not to over-fill.
  3. Wrap the banana in tin foil and grill for about 5 minutes, or until the chocolate has melted.
  4. Be cautious when opening the foil, as the contents will be very hot.

Enjoy your gooey, sweet banana boats, but be prepared for a bit of a delicious mess!

Conclusion: Elevate Your Barbeque Game with Grilled Corn and Banana Boats

These easy grilled corn and banana boat recipes are the perfect way to elevate your barbeque game this summer. Not only are they simple to make, but they also bring a unique and delicious twist to traditional cookout fare. Your guests will love the smoky flavor of the grilled corn and the gooey sweetness of the banana boats.

So, don’t hesitate to try these recipes the next time you fire up the grill. Enjoy a tasty summer cookout with friends and family while indulging in these scrumptious grilled dishes. Happy grilling!