Grilled Corn with Scallion Oil (Bap Nuong Mo Hanh)

Grilled Corn with Scallion Oil (Bap Nuong Mo Hanh)

Grilled Corn with Scallion Oil (Bap Nuong Mo Hanh)

Sweet corn was on sale at my local grocery store for 12 for $4. That’s about $0.33 each! I couldn’t tell if I needed to get all 12 sweet corn for the deal or not. To be on the safe side, I started packing corn, after corn, into my bags. I left the store with 4 large bags of corn. That’s a whole lotta corn. What’s a quick and delicious recipe to use up a crap load of corn? Make Vietnamese grilled corn with scallion oil or Bap Nuong Mo Hanh.

The sweetness of the corn, paired with the savory flavor of scallion oil and the smokey flavor of the grill make for a perfect Summer or Labor Day dish.

In my recipe below, I boil the corn first. You can also steam them. Boiling and steaming the corn first prevent them from drying out on the grill. Once they’re cooked through, quickly toss them on a grill to get the smokey grill flavor. Once the corn is done charring on the grill (it only takes a minute or two since they’ve already been cooked), I slather it up with scallion oil with a brush and they are ready to serve. My philosophy is the more scallion oil, the better.

Grilled corn with scallion oil should be sold at all state fairs. Oh, how wonderful life would be.

Enjoy the recipe below.

Grilled Corn with Scallion Oil (Bap Nuong Mo Hanh)

Makes 6 corn on the cob

Ingredients

    Corn

  • 6 corns on the cob (remove husks, if any)
  • Scallion/Green Onion Oil

  • 6-8 scallions (slice thin)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated white sugar

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot about 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Place corn gently into the water, cover pot and turn down heat to the lowest setting and let the corn cook in hot water for about 10 minutes. Remove corn from pot and transfer to a grill to char the outside and add that special smokey grill flavor.
  2. Make the scallion/green onion oil: combine sliced scallions, oil, salt and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Slather scallion oil with a brush over grilled corn and serve immediately.
Grilled Corn with Scallion Oil (Bap Nuong Mo Hanh)

Grilled Corn with Scallion Oil (Bap Nuong Mo Hanh)