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Grilled Corn on the Cob

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.

Makes 16 pieces
recipe adapted from Cuisine At Home
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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.

2 Responses to Grilled Corn on the Cob

  1. mickey July 16, 2010 at 17:06 #

    I really enjoyed reading your blog-lovey food. I especially like your culinary notes at the end of your recipes-adds alot of personality.

  2. The Culinary Chase July 16, 2010 at 17:56 #

    Thanks Mickey! I always like to let others know what I experienced through the cooking process or other ways to use a certain product.