Some ears of corn are so good that it would be a disservice to put ANYTHING on it. I had some last week that was unbelievably sweet and plump, so when I saw some again at the store the other day, I snatched them up. I got home and shucked the corn, threw them in a pot of boiling water, and stared down into the rolling bubble….mmmm….cook faster! After five minutes I drained them, took that first bite and…!!!!!!!!!
Unnnnnghhhh. It sucks. It tastes like nothing. Those little buggers were plucked from the Earth before they were ready.
Cue the chipotle lime butter. Here’s how I fixed my corn:
4 ears corn on the cob
2 tbsp butter
1/8 tsp chipotle chile pepper (ground)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp lime juice
zest of 1 lime, finely minced
salt and pepper
To cook your corn, you can either grill it, steam it, or you can cook with my desired method, simply boiling it for about 5 minutes in salted water (shuck the corn first).
While your corn boils, melt the butter and whisk in all the other ingredients to combine. Brush it over the corn while it is hot. Mmm….much better.
Click here for the printable recipe.
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