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So I have been grilling a lot of corn this summer.

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I figured it would be nice for me to show you guys exactly how I do it. I think it is a pretty awesome method.

Plus, I am giving you a few of my very favorite butters to slather on to all the that perfectly charred corn.

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First, you’re gonna want to preheat your grill to high heat.

Then completely remove the husk from the corn.

Now rub the corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

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Next take a small sheet of tin foil and wrap each sheet around the corn so there is only one layer of foil covering the corn.

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Throw the foil covered corn directly on the grill. Grill the corn for twenty to twenty-five minutes, rotating the corn three or four times. After twenty minutes or so, remove the layer of foil and grill the corn for five to ten minutes longer or until the corn is lightly charred all over.

Remove from the grill.

Oh, and while the corn is grilling I like to stir together whatever butter I am making to go along with the corn. I think my favorite is the chipotle lime with cotija cheese.

Or maybe the blue cheese. Can’t decide.

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Let the corn cool for five minutes and then slather with butter.

Devour!

Exactly How I Grill My Corn + Chipotle Lime and Cotija Cheese Butter | halfbakedharvest.com

Or….

Exactly How I Grill My Corn + Chipotle Lime and Cotija Cheese Butter | halfbakedharvest.com

Stand the corn up right like the photo below.

Then using a sharp knife cut into the corn and slice the kernels.

Exactly How I Grill My Corn + Chipotle Lime and Cotija Cheese Butter | halfbakedharvest.comNow you can stir the corn into……

Salsa, pasta, more, pasta, stuffed into sweet potatoes, guacamole, corn fritters, slaw, salad, more salsa and I even put it on top of pizza.

I told you I liked corn.

Exactly How I Grill My Corn + Chipotle Lime and Cotija Cheese Butter | halfbakedharvest.com

Exactly How I Grill My Corn + Chipotle Lime and Cotija Cheese Butter

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rest 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: 6 Ears of corn
Calories Per Serving: 207 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

  • 6 ears corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Chipotle Lime and Cotija Cheese Butter

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chile in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil or cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup catija cheese

Parmesan Basil Butter

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Jalapeno Lime Butter

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 lime juiced and zested
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Blue Cheese Butter

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4-1/3 cup fresh blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper.1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill on the highest setting.
  • Remove the husk from each ear of corn. Brush the corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the corn in one layer of aluminum foil. Grill for about 5 minutes each “side” – rotating corn 3 times during grilling.
  • After the corn has been on the grill for 20 to 25 minutes I like to remove the foil and let the corn cook on the grill 5 to 6 minutes longer. This help the corn get a nice smoky grilled flavor and it leaves delicious charred marks.
  • Remove the corn from the grill and if eating straight off the cob, allow the corn to cool 3 minutes. Then brush with butter and eat.
  • If you would like to remove the corn from the cob allow the corn to cool completely, about 5 to 10 minutes. Then place the corn on a cutting board, holding it near the top of the ear. Using a sharp knife, start at the top and cut downward, cutting the corn from the cob. Continue cutting until all of the corn is removed.
  • For the the chipotle lime and cotija cheese butter, combine all ingredients except the cheese and mix well. Rub the corn with the butter and then sprinkle on the cheese.
  • For the jalapeño lime butter place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • For parmesan basil butter and blue cheese butter combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.
  • The butter can be made ahead and stored in the refriderator for up to two weeks.

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So simple, so easy, so good and so summer!

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  1. Mmmmm, I could go for some of this every night at dinner!! Esp with those butters, I die!!

  2. I was just looking for a way to grill corn the other day! Thanks for the recipe! Looks so good!

  3. I like the different butters!! Yummy!! Grilled corn is always a side over the summer and having these butter recipes will spice things up a bit!

  4. This looks beautiful, yummy, and everything else in between! LOVE the butter recipes too 🙂

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