At the peak of season, sweet corn needs little more than to be heated up! I like to shuck mine and just throw it on a hot grill to warm it and char it up for flavor. When it comes off the grill, I baste it or squirt it with melted flavored butters. Here are a few favorites:
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Corn Basters
Level:
Easy
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a small pot and melt butter over low heat. Transfer to a small bowl, for basting, or to a squirt bottle. Serve warm with grilled corn. 

Yield: about 1/2 cup butter topping 

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Cook Time: less than 5 minutes 

Ease of preparation: easy

Garlic Gazpacho Butter:

1 large clove garlic

1 fresh jalapeno, seeded 

 A handful cilantro leaves 

1 teaspoon coarse salt 

1/2 cup vegetable juice (recommended: V8 or Bloody Mary mix 

2 teaspoons hot sauce 

1/2 stick butter, softened

Finely chop the garlic, jalapeno and cilantro and mash with the salt to paste it. Transfer to a small pot and add the vegetable juice or Bloody Mary mix, hot sauce and butter. Heat the combination over low heat until butter melts and transfer to a small bowl, for basting, or to a squirt bottle. Serve warm with grilled corn. 

Yield: 1 cup butter topping 

Prep Time: 5 to 6 minutes 

Cook Time: less than 5 minutes 

Ease of preparation: easy

Equally tasty are dry topping blends to sprinkle on plain buttered corn. 

Pizza Corn Sprinkler:

1 cup grated Parmigiano or Romano

1 tablespoon dried oregano or Italian dried seasoning blend 

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 

1 teaspoon granulated garlic 

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

Combine all ingredients and sprinkle on buttered corn on the cob or popped corn. 

Yield: 1 cup 

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Cook Time: none 

Ease of preparation: easy 

TIDBIT: 

Buttered corn with chopped chives is easy and adds just a little something extra to plain corn with no effort.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Corn Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Corned Beef

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Corn Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland

Corned Beef Hash

Recipe courtesy of Industrial Cafe and Saloon

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Recipe courtesy of Suki Hertz

Corn Chowder

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Farro and Corn Salad

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Grilled Corn Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Robin Miller

Corned Beef Hash

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking