Grilled Corn with Lime-Cayenne Butter for #SundaySupper

corn with lime cayenne butter

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This is one of my favorite holidays, for no reason other than it give me an excuse to eat Mexican food and drink margaritas. What’s not to love?

By this point, you probably already have your menu planned out. But if you don’t, or if you’re looking to add something extra, you should definitely give this grilled corn with lime-cayenne butter a try. Grilled corn on the cob is one of my absolute favorite summertime treats. It’s so easy (you can grilled it right in the husk!) and the grill gives it a subtle smokey-charred flavor that I love. I usually just eat it plain, but for a special treat this lime-cayenne butter is awesome. It had just the right amount of heat to make the corn seem even sweeter.

On a side note, I’m going to try switching up my posting schedule. I’ve been posting new recipes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a long time, but I’ve been thinking about trying out a Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday schedule for a while. I think it will work better with my schedule. As an added bonus, it lets me participate in Sunday Supper – a weekly blogging event focused on sitting down at the table for a meal at least once a week. Each week has a different theme – this week’s is Cinco de Mayo. Be sure the check out the bottom of this post to see what al of the other participants made!

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Grilled Corn with Lime-Cayenne Butter
 
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Keeping a thin layer of husk on the corn prevents it from burning over the high heat of the grill. If you're using corn that has the husk removed, wrap each cob in a piece of tin foil before putting it on the grill.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ lime, zested and juiced
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 generous pinch sea salt
Preparation
  1. Heat grill to high. Remove all but 1 or 2 layers of corn husks (you'll be able to feel and possibly even see the kernels – that's ok!) Place the corn on the grill; cover and cook 10 minutes or until husks are charred. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. While the corn is cooking, combine the butter, lime juice and zest, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix well to combine.
  3. When corn is cool enough to handle, peel back the remaining husks and remove the silk (it should come off very easily). If desired, place corn back in the grill for 1-2 minutes to give it some color. Serve with lime-cayenne butter.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 84 Fat: 3.5 Carbohydrates: 14 Fiber: 2 Protein: 2

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Be sure to check out all of the other Mexican-food goodness that the rest of the #SundaySupper gang made! You can also join us on Twitter tonight starting at 7pm EST for a chat all about Cinco de Mayo and our favorite Mexican food.

Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Sides {Aperitivos}:

Cinco de Mayo Main Dishes {Platos Principales}:

Cinco de Mayo Desserts {Postres}:

Cinco de Mayo Drinks {Bebidas}:

Comments

  1. Yum! Now this is my kind of corn!! Love lime and spice together!

  2. A great way to spice up corn on the cob!

  3. The corn is simple and so flavorful! And I really like the taco sitting next to it…

  4. Lime cayenne butter sounds like an absolutely magical ingredient indeed! I have to try this out!

  5. Love that you shared this fabulous recipe during #SundaySupper! I can’t wait to try it next time I make corn! Your photography is just gorgeous.

  6. First, I love you site! Second, this corn looks amaze-balls delicious.

  7. Welcome to the Sunday Supper group, Lauren! SO happy to have you join us. Your corn looks fantastic…I’ve made a similar butter…delish!!!

  8. Welcome to #SundaySupper! You picked a fabulous dish for your first!

  9. Oooh! yum. That butter sounds absolutely wonderful. I’m so glad you joined us for your first #SundaySupper!! Look forward to seeing what you bring to the table each week! :)

  10. That butter is making me with is was late july!

  11. Corn on the cob is perfect and adding a little zest with spice to it sounds great!! ! ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

  12. Wow, lime cayenne butter sounds savory and delicious with the corn!

  13. Oh, I’ll bet this is fantastic. A little sweet and a little heat. Love that!!!

  14. I’m so jealous because fresh corn around here isn’t until August :D I have a STTh posting schedule, and it’s much easier on me. Welcome to your first Sunday Supper!

  15. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    What’s not to love about corn, and wow, with this spicy butter… yum! Nice to have you part of #SundaySupper!

  16. I really need to get my grill going so I can make stuff like this–the corn looks beautiful!

  17. Grilled corn is so fabulous! I grill it in the husks and sometimes without when I want a nice char to it. Next time I’ll serve it with your lime butter. Great recipe and so glad you joined in the Sunday Supper fun!

  18. Love this! Looks simple and delicious. And that festive plate is so cute!

  19. Oh, yum. We loooove lime butter on our corn. What a great idea to add some cayenne, too!

  20. Squee, this is fabulous. Totally trying this when our corn comes into season. Yum!

  21. Yay to recipes for Sunday! lol And, what an awesome butter for the corn. This sounds amazing!

  22. Oh yum…I adore corn on the cob. This makes me long for the fresh stuff. Thank goodness July is right around the corner!

  23. So great to see you here! Welcome to Sunday Supper!

    Simple recipe and a great way to add mucho flavor to the humble corn on the cob!

  24. Grilled corn with lime cayenne butter?! wow, love this!

  25. Mmm! I always use butter on my corn (even when it’s so sweet, it’s not needed) and I squirt lime juice on too, but I love love LOVE the idea of making the butter!!!

  26. Mmmm…simple and delicious! I adore corn – as soon as it’s in season, I always have it in my fridge for a quick and yummy side. The lime cayenne butter sounds fantastic. I hope you had a margarita-filled Cinco de Mayo yesterday ;)

  27. I’ve started seeing some local corn here and I’m super excited about it! The flavors in this version sound perfect for jazzing it up a bit!

  28. So simple and so full of flavor!! Love it!!

  29. You had me at lime butter. YUM!

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