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Corn on the Cob with Flavored Butters

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8 portions

Cooking Methodgrilling

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together, game day

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentelectric mixer

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturebuttery, savory, spiced, sweet

Type of Dishvegetable

Ingredients

  • 8 earsfreshly picked corn in husks
  • 8 tablespoons flavored butter (recipes follow)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 anchovy fillets, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely snipped fresh chives
  • Beat the butter and lemon juice with an electric mixer
  • until blended. Beat in the anchovies and chives. Refrigerate covered until ready to use.
  • About ¾ cup
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Beat the butter with an electric mixer until light. Beat in the jalapeno peppers, then the cumin. Refrigerate covered until ready to use.
  • About ½ cup
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons good-quality curry powder
  • Beat the butter and curry powder with an electric mixer until blended. Refrigerate covered until ready to use.
  • About ½ cup

Instructions

  1. Prepare hot coals for grilling the corn.

  2. Peel back, but do not remove, the husks from the ears of corn. Remove the silk. Spread each ear with 1 tablespoon of the flavored butter. Rewrap each ear of corn in its husk and then wrap in aluminum foil.

  3. Grill the corn about 4 inches from the hot coals, turning frequently, for about 30 minutes.

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This is terrific. A great twist on an American classic that eptimizes summer. One day in the middle of a busy NYC street, there stood a man atop a truck full of corn, selling a bagful for $1. I said I'll take 3 and started my bi-annual corn party. Much to guests surprise, ears of corn were the entree. I made numerous flavored butters and before long, everyone rolled up there sleeves and we got the corn euphoria of all time! I recommend this to loosen up those stuffy guests! Check out my new Fresh Corn salsa recipe on my blog and join if you like: http://bit.ly/ECBlog

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