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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Lime Butter

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Grilling the corn with the husk on lets the corn cook in it’s natural juices leaving corn tasting super sweet with tantalizing smoky undertones. Not to mention this grilled corn is perdy. Rub grilled corn with the following garlic lime butter sauce and it’s sure to please!

Just a plain salted butter rub works well too if you’re pressed for time or just feelin’ lazy. But I do hope you try this garlicy limey cuminy salty sugary peppery butter. It does have a Spanish flair to it. Muy Bien!

Ingredients for “Spanish” corn butter sauce:

The flavored butter is flavor packed with garlic, cumin and fresh lime juice. You won’t be able to put that cob down!

What you will need:

10-15 fresh ears of corn with the husks on.

How to Grill Corn on the Cob:

1. Trim the tops and bottoms of the corn husks; the hairy parts tend to catch fire and soak them with husk on for 20 minutes in water before grilling.

2. Preheat the bbq on high heat (500˚ F). Arrange the corn husks over the grill. Reduce to medium/high (400˚ F), cover and cook 18-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes until husks are blackened on all sides.
3. While the corn is grilling, melt 1 stick butter in a small saucepan. Press 4 cloves garlic over the butter and heat just to a simmer. Add 1/2 Tbsp Sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp cumin and lime juice. Stir to combine. Heat another minute and remove from heat.
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4. Remove Corn from the grill, carefully peel husk off but don’t rip it off, instead use it as a handle. If you are eating the corn indoors, go on and remove the husk or it may get kinda messy (don’t say I didn’t’ warn ya!)
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5. Generously brush corn with butter mixture and serve immediately.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Lime Butter

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$7
Servings: 10 -15

Ingredients

"Spanish" corn butter sauce ingredients:

  • 4 large garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick/ 8tbsp
  • 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

What you will need:

  • 10-15 fresh ears of corn with the husks on.

Instructions

  1. Trim the tops and bottoms of the corn husks; the hairy parts tend to catch fire and soak them with husk on for 20 minutes in water before grilling.
  2. Preheat the BBQ on high heat (500°F). Arrange the corn husks over the grill. Reduce to medium/high (400°F), cover and cook 18-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes until husks are blackened on all sides.

  3. While the corn is grilling, melt 1 stick butter in a small saucepan. Press 4 cloves garlic over the butter and heat just to a simmer. Add 1/2 tbsp Sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp cumin and lime juice. Stir to combine. Heat another minute and remove from heat.
  4. Remove Corn from the grill, carefully peel husk off but don't rip it off, instead use it as a handle.
  5. Generously brush corn with butter mixture and serve immediately.

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  • Rust
    August 22, 2015

    Best wishes to your Mom on her 60th birthday! Hope ya’lls day is wonderful! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 22, 2015

      Thank you so much!! 🙂 Reply

  • tonya
    May 28, 2013

    Love corn and garlic. So this was perfect, grilled it today wit a rack of ribs, mashed tatoes and salad. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 28, 2013

      ooooh you’re making me hungry!! Reply

  • Oksana
    May 20, 2013

    Made this today. Our corn took about 40 minutes and it still wasn’t dark as yours but it was tasty 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2013

      I think our heat was on a little too high at first so they got a little scorched. Oops 🙂 I’m glad you found the corn tasty! Reply

  • elena
    September 2, 2012

    We will be grilling on Labor Day! COrn is on the menue! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 2, 2012

      I need to stock up on some corn for tomorrow a well. What else are you grilling? I need ideas here 😉 Reply

      • elena
        September 3, 2012

        We did hamburgers, hotdogs, corn, and salad on the side. Simple and yummy. 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          September 3, 2012

          Classic. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Victor
    September 1, 2012

    Corn on the cob never gets old, I will give this recipe a try. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2012

      Same here Victor, we rarely have any leftovers 😀 Reply

  • August 31, 2012

    Ohh perfect.. I just bought some corn today from farmer’s mark. Will defiantly make these. Love the spices you used. Thanks Natasha 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2012

      My husband bought this corn also at farmer’s market, spices smothered on the corn turned out great as well 🙂 Reply

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