Fresh corn on the cob certainly says summer is here and this recipe will definitely activate your taste buds! Corn grows in ears, each of which is covered in rows of kernels that are then protected by the silk-like threads called “corn silk” and encased in a husk. Corn is a good source of vitamin C, B1, B5, folate, and dietary fiber. While most corn we find in the grocery store is yellow, it actually comes in a host of different varieties with different colors, such as red, pink, black, and blue.
8 ears fresh sweet corn, shucked and halved
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (coriander)
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat grill to medium-high. Combine melted butter, cilantro, lime juice and cayenne in a bowl. Baste corn with butter mixture and grill, covered, turning often, until kernels begin to char (about10 minutes). Transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle melted butter over grilled corn.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: The spicy lime butter really adds a bit of kick. Just remember to keep turning the corn frequently and look for browning spots and not scorched areas. Store corn in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Do not remove its husk since this will protect its flavor. To enjoy its optimal sweetness, corn should be eaten as soon as possible.