Corn on the Cob Saltimbocca

Today was an amazing day. I’ll do some show and tell so you’ll see and hear why in a moment. And then your day will get more amazing because I’ll share my Corn on the Cob Saltimbocca recipe. If you’ve heard of Saltimbocca before, then yes, you’re right, I do plan to give you a recipe for a corn on the cob slathered in butter and thyme and then wrapped in prosciutto before grilling. Yup, exactly right.

Corn on the Cob Saltimbocca - Fresh corn is smothered in butter and herbs, then wrapped in prosciutto, then grilled up until it's crispy.

What are my least favorite words to wake up to?

“Sh*t! The alarm didn’t go off!”

My response today: “How the h*ll did that happen?? Oh no! We’re going to be so late! I’ll go make coffee. And then if there’s time, I’ll get dressed.”


My husband: “Coffee for sure, clothes maybe. At least you have your priorities straight!”

But really, if you’re about to jump into the car headed for a crammed freeway during early rush hour craziness, who cares if you’re wearing pajamas?

Coffee is the *only* priority.

That’s pretty much the end of this story. I had a different one planned for today but given the insanity of this morning I just plain don’t have the time or the energy.

Why the mad dash for downtown today? It’s going to make you say “oooo” and “ahhh”, I promise.


An annoying way to wake up, a maddening rush around the house and along the freeways, a red-faced sweat-soaked run from the parking garage to the fetal diagnostics office – all worth it to see this little one moving around so healthily. Yup, 20 weeks and the doc says everything looks great. Hooray!

Did you “oooo” and “ahhh”? Good. Now, onto today’s corn on the cob recipe!

Oh, and if you love corn on the cob as much as I do, be sure to also check out my recipe for Corn on the Cob with Olive Oil, Parmesan, and Lemon.


Corn on the Cob with Olive Oil, Parmesan, and Lemon

Saltimbocca means 'jumps in the mouth', which is exactly what the kernels from these cobs do. This is a quick, easy, pretty and flavorful way to grill up some corn for any summer BBQ. The prosciutto adds a touch of salt and is used to help keep the added flavors close to the cob while also stopping the flavorings from burning. You can take the prosciutto off the cobs before eating but I prefer to messily crunch and crumble through it to get at the cushiony kernels underneath.


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp loosely packed thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 2 cobs of corn, skins and silk removed


  1. Prepare your bbq for indirect grilling.
  2. On a cutting board, chop the garlic and thyme leaves very finely. Sprinkle with the sugar, salt and pepper. Use the side of your knife to mash it all together until it looks juicy. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and stir in the olive oil.
  3. Lay the prosciutto slices on the cutting board. Spoon 1/4 of the garlicky thyme onto each slice. Secure one end of a piece of prosciutto to one end of a cob of corn. Wind the prosciutto so it covers 1/2 of the cob. use another slice of prosciutto to cover the other half of the cob. Repeat with the remaining cob and 2 slices of prosciutto.
  4. Transfer the cobs to the bbq and cook over indirect heat turning occasionally for 15-20 minutes, until the prosciutto is very crispy. Remove from the heat. Optionally remove the prosciutto from the cobs. Eat!


15 Responses to “Corn on the Cob Saltimbocca”

  1. Liz — June 27, 2011 @ 4:24 am (#)


    They made me so nervous with all the Advanced Maternal Age talk, and all for nothing. I’m glad everything is going smoothly.

    • Christine — June 27, 2011 @ 5:41 pm (#)

      Thanks Liz! I had a pretty traumatic pregnancy the first time round (something crazy happened in every trimester). This one started out with them warning me and being all paranoid. To have nothing go wrong and be this far in feels surreal and totally awesome.

  2. The Mrs — June 23, 2011 @ 2:36 pm (#)

    Words. Getting. Too. Small!

    So a new comment as a reply: HA HA! Come and fiiiind meee!

    That’s why Miss was not invited to our ultrasounds for Jr. Bad parents? Maybe. But I wanted it to be something for just us. And will probably do it again that way whenever that particular even happens again…

    • Christine — June 23, 2011 @ 2:51 pm (#)

      Ha ha! They were getting way too small to read! We thought that J seeing the ultrasound would make it more real for him. Instead, he barely paid any attention. Afterwards, he did have a good look at the pics and then pointed at an image and said, “Mommy, why doesn’t the baby have any toys?” *sigh*

  3. phyllis — June 22, 2011 @ 2:14 pm (#)

    What a beautiful ultrasound picture. The corn looks really yummy too. I see your Corn for Supper is going to be on BlogHer. Way to go.

    • Christine — June 22, 2011 @ 2:59 pm (#)

      Thanks Mom! It’s actually featured on BlogHer on the Food page today.

  4. adventuresindinner — June 22, 2011 @ 1:57 pm (#)

    Yay! That 20 week mark was such a relief. I didn’t think that it would ever happen but I’m suffering from “wanting another baby syndrome”-Husband more than slightly worried.

    MMMMmmm prosciutto, by the way.

    • Christine — June 22, 2011 @ 3:01 pm (#)

      Yeah, we’ve decided that this is the last one. But I already know I’ll want another. The hubs is still not sure how I talked him into the second! ;) And 20 weeks is nice, better than those first 3 months for sure. I feel great and the news that everything is fine (even though I’m “old” and so they’re extra cautious) has made me very relieved and able to relax and enjoy it all a bit.

    • The Mrs — June 22, 2011 @ 6:42 pm (#)



      How cute!

      Seriously. My heart skipped a beat when I saw it – those quiet moments in the ultrasound room are some of my most wonderful memories. And hopefully “will be” as well.

      I’m. So. Glad. Congratulations again.

    • Christine — June 23, 2011 @ 11:53 am (#)

      Thank you! But actually the moments were much less quiet this time around then with the first, since we brought that first with us. He discovered the privacy curtain hanging from ceiling to floor and spent the whole time hiding in it and calling out, “Come and fiiiiind me!” lol.

    • adventuresindinner — June 23, 2011 @ 2:15 pm (#)

      I loved being told that due to my “advanced maternal age” that we had all the extra risks. I’m 41 now and the babes is 17 months.

      She is perfect though (although slightly high maintenance) and everything went without a hitch.

  5. Dani — June 22, 2011 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    Congratulations!!!! When are you due?

    • Christine — June 22, 2011 @ 12:51 pm (#)

      Thank you! November 12th. We’re halfway there already. Time is FLYING.

    • Dani — June 22, 2011 @ 5:08 pm (#)

      My second pregnancy went by way faster than the first. And everything else goes by faster, too, like the sleepless nights and diaper phase and all that. This is part of my argument for a third: we’d blink and the difficult part would be over. Congrats again! I’m impressed you food blogged through the first trimester.

    • Christine — June 22, 2011 @ 5:29 pm (#)

      You’re right. It is going much faster. Wonder why. I barely managed to blog through it. I certainly didn’t read other blogs or comment or participate on FB or twitter. Being on the computer made me feel so sick. Even still, I’m totally exhausted in the afternoon while J naps, which is normally when I’d post. Instead, I only post once a week and find myself in front of the tv or napping for that brief time on the other days.

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