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Grilled Corn on the Cob With Jalapeno-Lime-Butter

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“From Bon Appetit August 2004. This sounds easy and good.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 12 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime peel, grated
  • 6 ears corn on the cob, unhusked


  1. Prepare barbecue (high heat).
  2. Grill chiles until charred on all sides.
  3. Cool 5 minutes.
  4. Using small paring knife, peel chiles.
  5. Scrape out seeds and pale membranes; discard.
  6. Coarsely chop chiles; transfer to processor.
  7. Add butter, garlic, and lime peel; process until smooth.
  8. Season jalapeno-lime butter to taste with salt.
  9. Transfer to small bowl. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.)
  10. Grill corn until husks are blackened on all sides, turning occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  11. Wearing oven mitts to protect hands, remove husks and silk from corn.
  12. Serve immediately with jalapeno-lime butter and salt.

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