Corn With Chile-Lime Butter

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

Juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for topping

1 tablespoon rocoto chile paste (available in jars at Latin markets)

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

8 ears corn, husks and silk removed

Crumbled cotija cheese, for topping


  1. Preheat a grill to medium high. Combine the butter, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, chile paste and cumin in a bowl. Add salt and pepper; mix well.
  2. Grill the corn, turning, until nicely charred, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with a spoonful of the flavored butter on top. Sprinkle with more cilantro and cotija cheese.
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