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
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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.

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