Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Grilled Corn with Cilantro Butter

Today is Sunday and boy is it HOT, HOT, HOT out.  Approaching 95 degrees here in NYC I have decided to spend the rest of the day indoors blogging some fabulous Summer recipes.  I had a stack of pulled tears from various magazines sitting in a pile, finally realizing it was time to sift through them.  Oh dear lord, each one looked sooo good.  I was drooling, seriously.  I love Summer!  It's the perfect time to play with fun recipes and not just desserts!! Wonderful veggies like Corn.  Corn is perfect in the summer as part of your meal or just a snack.  I always have corn in my house in the Summer.

**found in Martha Stewart Magazine-unkown date and issue

Active time/Total time: 20 minutes
Serves 12

Grilled corn is delicious with cilantro butter.  Olive oil can be used in the place of butter if needed.

1 cup packed chopped fresh cilantro
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp.
1/2 tsp. finely grated lime zest, plus 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
12 ears corn, husked
Grated cotjia or Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

1.  Puree cilantro, butter, lime zest and juice, and 1/2 tsp. salt in food processor.
2.  Heat grill to medium-high.  Brush corn with some of the cilantro butter, and season with salt.  Grill corn, turning occasionally, until nicely charred and bright in color, 10-12 minutes.  Brush corn again with remaining cilantro butter.  sprinkle generously with cheese.  Serve warm.

Make ahead:  Cilantro butter can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.  Bring to room temperature before using.

Don't have a grill?  I am sure you can make the corn in the microwave.

Enjoy!! xoxo Julie

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