Every time I turn around I see corn on sale. So, I finally gave in to those sales and picked some to go with our dinner one night. We were having Cilantro Pesto Chicken and Cilantro Lime Rice and I really wanted something fresh to eat with our grilled chicken, so I thought a grilled corn on the cob would be great. Now … I will admit it is grocery store corn on the cob and cannot possibly compare to that from the farmer’s market, but I am not in the habit of checking out our local market. One of these days I will make it a habit to get to my local farmer’s market regularly.
Since we were having cilantro pesto chicken I wanted my corn to have some spicy flavoring to it, so I basted it in a butter sauce and then threw it on the grill.
Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter
1/4 c. salted butter, softened
1 to 3 tsp. Chipotle seasoning (depending on how spicy you want it)
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 garlic powder
4 ears of corn, husked
1.) In a small bowl, combine the butter and seasonings until they are well mixed.
2.) Baste each cob thoroughly with approximately 1 tablespoon each of the Chipotle butter. Reserve remaining butter to baste grilled corn with.
3.) Grill corn over Direct Medium heat until browned in spots and tender, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Turn corn periodically.
4.) Serve your corn warm with the remaining butter.