Grilled Corn on the Cob with Spiced Butter
Grilled corn on the cob with spiced butter is a delicious side dish that’s perfect for those warm summer nights. The smoky flavor of the grilled corn and the combination of spices in the spiced butter give it a mouth-watering taste that’s sure to please. Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, making it an ideal choice for both small family dinners and large gatherings.
Ideal Conditions for Grilling Corn
To achieve the perfect grilled corn, it’s important to find the right place to do it. You want a well-ventilated area with some direct sunlight. Outdoor areas such as barbecues, patios, and balconies are the best, since the corn will need to cook longer than if it is done indoors. Aim for a covered heat source such as a grill with a lid or a covered area; open flame may work as long as the flame is not too high. The area should also be clean and free of debris, since this can impact the flavor.
Grilling Corn Properly
To start with the grilling process, the corn should be soaked in cold water for 30 minutes. This will help to keep it from sticking to the grill. After soaking, remove the husks, leaving the silks attached, and rub the cobs with oil. Place the cobs onto the flame on the grill and rotate the corn every two minutes. This will prevent the corn from burning and cook it evenly. When the corn has a nice dark brown-black char, it’s done.
Preparing the Spiced Butter
While the corn is grilling, now is the time to make the spiced butter. In a food processor, combine softened butter, finely grated Parmesan, and the desired spices such as garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic, and chili pepper flakes. Pulse all the ingredients until the mixture comes together. Transfer the spiced butter to a small bowl, cover, and keep in the refrigerator until the corn is done.
Finishing the Dishes
Once the corn is cooked, remove it from the heat and spread the spiced butter over the cobs. Serve the corn with lemon wedges and freshly chopped parsley. Enjoy!
4 ears of corn
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
Variety of spices and seasonings (e.g., garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, etc.)
Remove the husks and silks from the corn and cut them in half to create cobbettes.
Wrap each piece of corn in aluminum foil.
Give each guest a tablespoon of butter and their choice of spices and seasonings to create a spiced butter.
Grill the corn over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until heated through.
Let your guests enjoy buttering their corn with the spiced butter before or after it is grilled.
For a vegan-friendly version, you can substitute the butter with coconut oil.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Halal
- Serving Size: 1 cobbette
- Calories: 80 kcal
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 20mg
- Fat: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
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