Saturday, August 9, 2008

Grilled Corn with Spicy Lime Butter

I'm having a hard time containing myself here...the...first (deep breathe) batch of....CORN is finally here! I can't begin to tell you how much I love corn on the cob. I could eat it every single day for the rest of my life. I love it. I've told you before about our amazing butcher and about their farm where they raise all of their livestock. I didn't mention however, that they also grow corn, raspberries, potatoes, strawberries, blueberries and garlic which they also sell at the shop. Every other produce item they sell comes from other local farms. Yes, I realize how fortunate we are. Anyway, for the last couple of weeks every time we've pulled up to the shop, I've been looking with anticipation for corn. After all, I've been watching it grow in their farm field for what felt like an eternity.

Today was the day. We pulled into the parking lot and there it stood glistening in the sun. I screamed with excitement. Before our arrival at the shop we had no idea what we were having for dinner. There was no confusion after seeing that beautiful corn. Grilled corn with spicy lime butter would be the star of the evening. I couldn't care less what else would be on the plate. (It was BBQ chicken.) The corn was sweet and spicy, smoky and tart all at the same time. I ate that sucker in less than two minutes flat. I didn't even come up for air.

RECIPE (inspired by Use Real Butter:)
2 large ears of corn
2 TBSP butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp lime juice

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Mix butter, spices and lime in a bowl. Carefully, pull back the husks of the corn until you reach the bottom of the corn (making sure to keep the husks attached to the corn.) remove all of the silk. Slather, and I mean channel your inner Paula Deen here and slather both ears of corn with the butter mixture. Lift the husks up over the corn making sure to cover the entire cob with the husk. Place the corn on your grill over direct heat. Cover and grill, for 2o minutes, rotating the corn and grilling on all sides. Don't worry if the husks blacken, the corn will be protected. Remove the corn and allow to sit for about 5 minutes before removing the husks from the corn.


Maya said...

We have been buying corn all the time now!

~Madeline~ said...

Hi Maya,

Unfortunately corn doesn't come into season around here until August. I'm so happy it's here!

Danny said...

Oh wow! I love grilled corn! Here in L.A. we're lucky enough to have street vendors sell them in the summer with all kinds of fun condiments like lime, chili, and Mexican cheese! This recipe sounds addictive!

~Madeline~ said...

Oh Danny,

Did you just say grilled corn with Mexican cheese? I need to try that like yesterday! Yes, you are lucky, we don't have vendors like that here. I wish...

Haley said...

We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email if interested. Thanks :)


Lo said...

Now that corn is in season, we'll be buying it every week and eating it until we can no longer stand the sight of it!

One of our favorite things to make in the late summer is grilled corn, and we're always looking for creative new toppings. I'll bet the lime perks these right up.

Noor said...

This is how I grill my corn as well, its amazing and the best way to do corn.

~Madeline~ said...

Hi Haley,

Thanks for your interest! I'll contact you later today.

I hear ya Lo! I'm going to eat so much corn in the next little while. And I love the kick the lime adds to the spicy butter. It kind of balances everything out.

I agree Noor, grilled is the best way to eat corn on the cob.

white on rice couple said...

I'm so happy that you finally have corn! Good for you and I hope you have a corn eating fest! I really love the lime butter. I can already imagine it for the corn for future parties!

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks White on Rice Couple! I've been eating myself sick with corn!

Rebecca said...

oh, yum. I'm a corn fanatic, too! When my mom was pregnant with me that was her 'craving' that she ate all the time...can this be passed on in the DNA? :)

Kevin said...

That looks like a tasty way to enjoy some fresh corn.

Tim said...

I'm definitely stowing that lime butter recipe away for when summer arrives :)

~Madeline~ said...

Yes Rebecca, I think it can be passed on in DNA, it's just that powerful!

It's so good Kevin :)

Oh Tim, I feel for you. I'm assuming you're on the other side of the globe. Hang in there!!!

Tiffany said...

This sounds awesome! Corn is almost out of season, so I will have to try it very, very soon.

~Madeline~ said...

Hi Tiffany,

I know, I'm trying to eat as much as I can before that fateful time comes :(

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