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.
- 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.
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