Cilantro-Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob

1 hrs
15 mins
12

Embrace the sweet corn harvest in this recipe for Cilantro-Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob. It’s smoky, sweet, salty and spicy  – an easy way to expand your backyard barbecue menu.

 

Ingredients

FOR THE CORN

  • 12 ears of corn
  • 1/4 cup finely shaved Parmesan cheese
  • > lime zest
  • > salt to taste
  • > freshly ground pepper to taste

FOR THE CILANTRO-LIME BUTTER

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • > salt to taste
  • < freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

Step 1 Of 8
1
Preheat your grill to 400°F.
2
Soak corn in a pot of warm, salted water for 20 minutes.
3
Meanwhile, pulse butter, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and cayenne pepper together in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4
Remove all but a single layer of the husk from the corn. Pull back the remaining husk and remove the silk.
5
Brush each ear of corn liberally with cilantro-lime butter. Then pull the husk back over the corn.
6
Grill corn for 12-15 minutes, turning until all the sides are nicely charred.
7
Remove corn from the grill. Remove remaining husk and brush with more cilantro-lime butter.
8
Garnish with Parmesan cheese and lime zest. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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