The sweetness of the fresh corn on the cob is enhanced by grilling and the cilantro, lime butter really kicks up the flavors here!
Difficulty: Beginner Preparation Time: 15min
Yields: 8 Servings Total Time: 25min
8 ears of freshly picked corn, husks and silk removed
1 stick of unsalted butter-room temperature
1 lime, zested
1 bundle fresh cilantro-finely chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
Preheat grill to medium high. While grill is heating, combine half of the chopped cilantro, butter, lime zest and salt in a medium-mixing bowl. Cut the lime in half and squeeze one half of the lime into the mixing bowl with the butter. Using a rubber spatula, mix thoroughly to combine all of the ingredients. You can use a small food processor here too-just pulse to combine the ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and lime juice-or both if needed. Don’t be shy with the lime juice as it really stands up to the sweetness of the corn and butter. Transfer the compound butter to a small bowl and pop in the fridge to let the butter harden slightly.
Grill corn, turning corn a quarter turn every two minutes or so until cooked through and the corn is charred in spots. About 8-10 minutes. Keep the lid on when done turning the corn.
Remove from the grill and serves hot with the compound butter.