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Grilled corn on the cob garnished with lime wedges, sesame seeds and green herbs on a baking sheet with glasses of beer

Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Glazed Corn on the Cob

This sweet and spicy sesame glazed corn on the cob is the only way you'll cook corn from here on out! A summer side dish masterpiece. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword corn on the cob, grilled corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 128 kcal
Author betsy


  • 1/4 cup  hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup  honey
  • 2 tablespoons  reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons  lime juice
  • ears corn husked and cut in half crosswise
  • 2 teaspoons  sesame seeds lightly toasted
  • 1/2 to 1 serrano chile minced
  • green onions sliced thinly


  1. Preheat grill to high heat

  2. Whisk together hoisin, honey, soy sauce, and lime juice

  3. Grill corn, turning often and basting with glaze, until glaze is caramelized and grill marks start to appear, about 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer corn to a platter and garnish with sesame seeds, chile, and green onions.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Glazed Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving (1 ear)
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.375g2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Protein 3.6g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.