Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup basil leaves, plus more for garnish

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 ears corn, husked and kernels removed

Sliced scallions, for garnish


  1. Combine the butter and basil in a food processor and process until smooth, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and pulse a few more times. Scrape into a small bowl.
  2. Put a large saute pan on the grill over low heat and add the basil butter. When the butter is hot add the corn kernels and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with torn basil leaves and scallions.