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Chili-lime butter for fresh corn on the cob

KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
edited 2:35AM in EggHead Forum
Hi folks,
Now that we are finally getting a chance to Egg some of the best corn of the season, I had to share a recipe I found in my Williams-Sonoma "vegetables" cookbook.[p]Chile-Lime Butter:

1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
3 cloves garlic, minced or run thru a garlic press
1 tsp. mild chile powder (preferable New Mexican)
Large pinch of paprika
Large pinch of ground cumin
2-3 Tbl. chopped fresh cilantro
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tbl. olive oil

Work all the ingredients thoroughly into the soft butter with a fork or wooden spoon.[p]Refrigerate the blend at least 30 minutes for the flavors to meld and
let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before using.

If the lime juice separates out upon standing, stir to reblend.

They suggest husking the corn and spreading heavily with the butter mixture and then cooking right on the grill until the kernals just begin to char. I prefer to cook in the husk and put on afterwards.

In either case, this concoction is wonderful! Hope you enjoy.[p]K~G


  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    I used just butter and New Mexico Chili the other night, but this sounds incredible.[p]Thanks, My Friend.[p]Mike

  • eggnerdeggnerd Posts: 64
    KennyG,[p]That does sound great - Will make it a point to do some corn this weekend just to try this out -- thanks.[p]EggNerd
  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    Nice to see you around.

  • DTMDTM Posts: 127
    Yo K~G,
    Glad to see you are awakening from hibernation. Hope your retire deal is coming together. I checked out one year ago as of 7/15. Gonna save this lime deal and when our corn starts rack it up. Give me a shout if you get a chance.
    Your friend,
    dtm0919 at

  • I tried a similar recipe a while back. Think it had just the butter, lime, and cilantro. I remember thinking--lime? That's just crazy. But it's a really nice, fresh twist. This looks even better. You've inspired me to try some variants on this theme!
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