Corn w/ Honey Lime Compound Butter

Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Compound Butter - Eat Simple Food Print

Corn w/ Honey Lime Compound Butter

We had corn fields growing up.  I spent many a days sitting on a bucket in an open garage shuckin’ corn. It wasn’t unusual to pull an ear from the plant and eat it raw.  Point being: don’t overcook corn – if it’s fresh, it just needs a couple minutes in boiling water, if that.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 6 ears corn, husks & silk removed
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Make the compound butter by thoroughly mixing the room temp butter with salt, honey, chili powder and lime juice.  Form into a tight log and roll up in wax paper and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.  There  will be some free lime juice that won’t integrate all the way – don’t worry about it.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water  filled 2/3 way full (leave enough room for the corn to go in) to a boil.  Place corn in boiling water and cook (the water will stop boiling when you put the corn in, but start the timer now) ~ 3-5 minutes.   Serve hot corn on the cob with compound butter and sprinkle with some chili powder.  Add sea salt to taste.
  • Eat it like a typewriter flows across a page and then returns to the next row.  Beckie


  • For the Grill: Pull the husks down, remove the silk, pull the husks back up, soak in water and grill on medium high heat (oil grill grates first) for ~ 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Use unsalted butter in your cooking to control the amount of salt intake in your diet.
  • Hungry?  Just slather the butter on the corn as it is – no need to form into a log or refrigerate.


Things In My Kitchen:

12″ Coiled Tongs – I love these no frills, unpretentious, heavy duty tongs.  They don’t have a lock to close ’em up which I prefer.  I just drape them over my utensil holder.  The 9 ” Tongs are also a standard in my kitchen.

For more kitchen items I love/use: please visit my shop page.

This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting my blog & love of cooking.

Keywords: Corn, Corn on The cob, Compound Butter, Summer, Holidays, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Print This Recipe

No ingredients required for this recipe.
No directions required for this recipe.
Corn w/ Honey Lime Compound Butter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *