Grilling corn on the cob is one of those iconic dishes of summertime for BBQs and outdoor get togethers. We are grilling corn on the cob with chipotle, garlic and lime is an excellent choice to stand up to southwest of Mexican spices. Once you try this, you may find yourself with a new favorite, so give it a try!
4 servings (one cob each)
4 ears of corn (see note below)
3 tablespoons butter, cut into thin slices
1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo
2 key limes or Mexican limones
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Wash and rinse your corn, pull a large enough sheet of foil to cover the cobs and lap over once. Place your corn on the foil and fold up the sides for the beginning of a pouch which you will seal and place on the grill.
Rub the cobs with the chipotle (careful not to get it in your eyes), place the butter slices on top, sprinkle with the salt and squeeze the limes over the top. Save the cilantro for garnish later.
Seal you pouch tightly so the butter will remain inside while cooking on the grill. You may want to double wrap the pouch with foil if you have concerns about tearing the pouch.
Place your pouch on the grill, if grilling directly on the flames then a medium fire, indirect works fine too, just longer. I do like some direct time on the flame to mark the corn, but then move it off. Indirect at around 350-375 takes 40 minutes or so.
When done, carefully open the pouch there may be steam. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro and if you would like a bit of extra butter. Dig in! Some limes on the side are nice garnish too.
When grilling corn on the cob, we also like to stay with simplicity~ especially in the height of the season when the sweet corn melts in our mouth. So this said, if you just choose to go with simple butter or a butter alternative, we heartily agree!
Corn is one of those common foods that most of us love. In New Orleans they use cojeta cheese as a flavoring that it is to die for. We love corn by grilling it and then using a knife to just slice it off the cob. Makes for easier eating and less mess. Enjoy!
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