Corn w/ Honey Lime Compound Butter

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

TIPS:

  • 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.

Notes

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.

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

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