Friday, July 2, 2010

Corn on the Cob w/ Chili Lime Butter

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You will need a lot of napkins for this side dish.

Sweet summer corn with chili lime butter. Lip smacking delicious.

You can grill the corn in their husks or boil them for 5 minutes in water.

The butter keeps well in the fridge for a week, and in the freezer for a month.



Chili Lime Butter:

1/2 stick of butter, softened at room temperature
1 tsp chili powder blend of your liking
zest of a lime

In a bowl, mix the softened butter with the zest and chili powder.



With a rubber spatula, lay the butter onto a piece of plastic wrap and roll into a cylinder shape.

Refrigerate for an hour until the butter has hardened and is ready to slice.



After your corn is cooked, transfer the cobs to a platter and coat with the butter pats.



An easier way to butter corn is after the corn is cooked, drain the water out of the pan and put the corn back into the pan.

Place some butter into the pan and heat on low, turning the corn to coat with tongs.
This coats the corn evenly.

Enjoy!

9 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

We had fresh ears of corn for supper last night. Your recipe looks like a very good way to enjoy some more very soon.

kat said...

Oh this makes it hard to wait for the local sweet corn

Julie said...

Oh GOD. That looks amazing. I have plans for scallops tonight, but I might have to add this to the menu. Great recipe, Stacey!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'm off to get me some corn to make this for sure. Have a great weekend Stacey.

Dana said...

There is nothing my husband loves more than corn on the cob. I always make him three ears worth! I have never had New Jersey corn or a New Jersey tomato and I think it might be worth the trip to just eat those two things. (And see you, of course...)

Jen_from_NJ said...

I am absolutely craving corn on the cob right now! I love that butter!

Patsyk said...

I've always wanted to make a compound butter (thanks for sharing an amazing recipe so I might actually do it!).

have a fabulous 4th of July!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I just bought 8 ears of corn yesterday, thank you, I'm stealing this!

baking.serendipity said...

This chili lime butter sounds fantastic! What a great way to spice up corn :)