Recipe: Harambe Street Market Corn on the Cob
Updated: Sep 18
From a whole turkey leg to corn on the cob, Disney sure likes to offer awkward dinner items to go.
Located in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom, Harambe Street Market offers guests snacks and drinks during their adventurous day. Specifically, they are known for their grilled corn on the cob. Follow along for Bethany Vinton’s copycat recipe for Animal Kingdom’s Grilled Curry Corn on the Cob.
Grilled Curry Corn on the Cob
Yields 4 servings
⅓ cup coriander seed
¼ teaspoon whole clove
½ teaspoon cardamom seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
⅛ cup black rice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground mustard
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ cup kosher salt
4 tablespoons curry powder
4 ears of corn
4 tablespoons melted butter
Mix coriander, clove, fenugreek, black rice, and cardamom in a dry skillet and toast on medium heat.
Blend toasted spices, cinnamon, cumin, ground mustard, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt until finely ground in a blender or food processor.
Next, mix 4 tablespoons of the spice mixture with 4 tablespoons of curry powder.
Grill corn until charred all over, about 10 minutes.
Butter the corn and sprinkle the curry seasoning mix on the corn as desired.
This is an easy recipe IF you know how to grill corn and have an abundance of seasonings in your pantry. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious, but I don’t know if I’d say it was worth the hassle. While I did have a good amount of the spice ingredients, there were a few odd ones I had to pick up. Grilled corn is probably the best way to eat corn, but I’ve always had it made for me. I decided to look up directions to be safe and I was glad that I did. There are two ways to grill it — with the husk and without the husk. It is much easier to peel the corn and grill it without the husk. If you plan to grill the corn with the husk still on, be sure to soak the corn in water to avoid a fire hazard. Overall, the recipe was good but just didn’t quite compare to awkwardly eating corn on the cob while walking around a theme park. Now, that is an experience.