Grilled Corn Chowder


Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as a First Course
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

If you like a smoky flavor and you like chowder, then you’ll love this grilled corn chowder—especially if you grill the corn with wood chips. The open flame seems to intensify the sweetness of all the vegetables.


  • 3 ears of corn, shucked
  • 1 medium-size onion, peeled and quartered (leave the root end on)
  • 1


  1. Set up the grill for direct grilling and preheat to high. If using a gas grill, place the wood chips in the smoker box.
  2. When ready to cook, if using charcoal, toss the wood chips on the coals. Brush the corn, onion, and bell peppers with a little olive oil and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Arrange the vegetables on the hot grate and grill, turning