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Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter

Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes

There's nothing better than a perfectly cooked sweet ear of corn slathered with salty butter in the summer. My family waits all year long for corn season and when it hits we have corn on the cob at least once a week. My favorite way to cook corn is to grill it. Grilling it in the husk steams the corn and creates a delicious bite that bursts with sweetness. Top that warm ear of corn with a salty bright herb butter such as cilantro lime and you have the ultimate easy summer cookout side dish!

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • 4 ears of corn in their husks
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • zest of 1 lime, grated
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspon salt


makes 4 ears of corn

How to make it

  1. In a large bowl or the sink, soak the corn in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat an electric grill to medium-high heat or a charcoal grill to a medium heat.
  3. Create the butter my mixing to combine, butter, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and salt. Set aside until needed.
  4. Place the corn still in their husks on the grill. Cover, leaving the vents open if using charcoal, and grill for 12 minutes turning occasionaly for even cooking.
  5. To serve, carefully remove the husks from the corn and spread a spoonful of butter on each ear of corn. Serve warm.