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Amazing Grilled Corn with Chili-Lime Butter

Do you grill your corn on the cob? Today I'm sharing my favorite grilled corn recipe and the timing for this recipe couldn't be any better.  

As I look forward to the upcoming grilling season, I can't help but think about how delicious corn on the cob is when grilled. I bet if you grill your corn on the cob you'll never want to eat it any other way. 

With Memorial Day and Fourth of July picnics in our future, what side dish do you automatically think about having?  Well, it's corn on the cob, of course, made even better with chili-lime butter.

The Best Grilled Corn Recipe 

Grilled Corn with Chili-Lime Butter
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili-Lime Butter

Grilling corn on the cob is as easy as can be. There are many ways you can cook your corn on the grill. Some suggest grilling corn on the cob in the husk or wrapped in foil or straight up on the grill.  

I always choose to grill my corn straight on the grill because I want a bit of grilled flavor added to my corn as a flavor base before adding my favorite chili-lime butter to season it.
The Best Grilled Corn-on-the Cob

Plain butter is fine, but adding the chili-lime butter will take your corn from good to great!  Make some chili-lime butter today and keep it in your freezer so it will be ready when you need it.


How to Make Chili-Lime Butter

You will need:
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Directions
Mix the butter, juice of one lime, lime zest, cilantro, chili powder, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl until well combined.  Place the butter mixture on a piece of wax paper.  Roll the butter mixture into a log shape, twist the ends, and refrigerate until chilled and the butter is solid.

Are you ready to grill your corn on the cob?  You'll want to preheat your grill to get it good and hot.  I use a gas grill, but a charcoal grill works as well.  

While your grill is preheating, remove the husk and the silks from the corn.  Some people like to keep the husks attached. If you do, you'll want to soak the husks in water before you grill so they don't burn to a crisp.  

I think it is easier just to remove the husks completely and toss them in the compost before grilling.

Fresh Corn with Husks
Fresh Corn on the Cob
Rub each cob of corn all over with olive oil.  Don't bother to add any flavoring at this point.  The flavor will come from the chili-lime butter after the corn is cooked.  

Place the corn directly on the hot grill over high heat; rotating it frequently so no one spot is overly charred.  It will take about ten minutes to cook the corn and you'll want some of those tasty kernels to be blackened.  Those little, charred spots will give your corn its delicious grilled flavor.

Grilling Corn-on-the-Cob
Let Your Corn Get some Color on the Grill
Once the corn is cooked, place it on a serving platter and slather it with the chili-lime butter.  Add a sprinkling of kosher salt and a couple of twists of fresh ground pepper and you are good to go.

Grilled Corn with Chili-Lime Butter
Slather on the Chili-Lime Butter

Yummy grilled corn with chili-lime-butter!  Enjoy some this weekend.  You can also use the chili-lime butter in this recipe for Cumin-Rubbed Steaks.
compound butter, grilled corn on the cob, seasoned butter
dinner
Southwest
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Chili Lime Butter

Chili Lime Butter

A delicious compound butter perfect for grilled meats and vegetables.
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix the butter, juice of one lime, lime zest, cilantro, chili powder, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl until well combined.
  2. Place the butter mixture on a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Roll the butter mixture into a log shape, twist the ends, and refrigerate until chilled and the butter is solid. Freeze for later.
  3. Use to top grilled, fish, steaks, corn on the cob.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories

108.48

Fat (grams)

11.63 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

7.29 g

Carbs (grams)

1.82 g

Fiber (grams)

0.67 g

Net carbs

1.14 g

Sugar (grams)

0.23 g

Protein (grams)

0.41 g

Sodium (milligrams)

163.87 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

30.37 mg

Nutrional information is approximate.


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