Cilantro-Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob
Embrace the sweet corn harvest in this recipe for cilantro-lime butter corn on the cob. It’s smoky, sweet, salty and spicy – the perfect way to kick up your backyard barbecue.
ears of corn
stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
cup cilantro leaves, chopped
lime, juiced and zested
cloves garlic, minced
teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
cup parmesan cheese, finely shaved
Preheat your grill to medium-high.
Soak the corn in pot of warm salted water for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, pulse together the butter, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove all but a single layer of the husk from the corn. Pull back the remaining husk and remove the silk.
Brush corn liberally with cilantro-lime butter, then pull the husk back over the corn.
Grill corn for 12-15 minutes, turning intermittently, until all the sides are nicely charred.
Remove the corn from the grill, then brush with additional cilantro-lime butter.
Garnish with Parmesan cheese and lime zest. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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