A SUMMER STAPLE! Butter, cilantro, garlic, lime, chili powder, and paprika. Option to grill or roast corn. SO GOOD!

Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter - A SUMMER STAPLE! Butter, cilantro, garlic, lime, chili powder, and paprika. Option to grill or roast corn. SO GOOD!

How good does this cilantro lime butter sound?

Because it’s pretty bomb. So bomb, you’ll want to make it all the time to slather on basically everything – pasta, steak, salmon, rice. EVERYTHING.

But my favorite all-star combo is on grilled corn. That perfectly charred, natural sweetness of the corn combined with the cilantro lime-y butter, melting oh-so-perfectly while the corn is still hot.

Oyyyyy. It’s too good. And there can never be “enough” butter on your corn, right?

So just slather on how little or how much your heart desires.

Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter - A SUMMER STAPLE! Butter, cilantro, garlic, lime, chili powder, and paprika. Option to grill or roast corn. SO GOOD!

GRILLED CORN WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

A SUMMER STAPLE! Butter, cilantro, garlic, lime, chili powder, and paprika. Option to grill or roast corn. SO GOOD!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 ears corn
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine butter, cilantro, garlic, lime zest, chili powder and paprika; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Peel back outer husks, leaving them attached at the base of the ear; do not remove inner husks. Remove and discard silks; rinse corn and pat dry using paper towels.
  3. Brush corn with canola oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add corn to grill; cover and cook, turning occasionally, until husks are slightly charred and corn is tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Peel down husks and spread with butter mixture.
  5. Serve immediately with lime wedges.
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