Grilled corn is one of my favorite things. I love how the flavor gets a little sweeter and the kiss of smoke just makes it melt in your mouth. Normally I just dab a bunch of butter on them, but this time I made a jalapeno lime butter and it was a HUGE hit with our friends. Sorry I didn’t get a final picture of the butter on the corn, because it was gobbled up so fast.
Grilled Jalapeno-Lime Corn on the Cob
(Adapted from Southern Living)
8 ears fresh corn, husks removed
Vegetable cooking spray
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 small garlic clove, pressed
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
Garnish: lime zest
Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Coat corn lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle with desired amount of salt and pepper. Grill corn, covered with grill lid, 15 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally.
Meanwhile, stir together butter and next 5 ingredients. Remove corn from grill, and cut into thirds. Serve corn with butter mixture. Garnish, if desired.