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The BBQ, Perfected: Spoon Fork Bacon’s Grilled Corn On The Cob With Butter.


With summer here and so many BBQs, we know a lot of people are grilling corn. Juicy and tender grilled corn is such a crowd pleaser, and we decided to dress up ours with some compound butters. We made three kinds: Sriracha, elote, and parmesan herb. These butters are really simple to make, and are for a delicious addition to grilled corn on the cob, corn bread or simply toast. We also like to grill our corn with the husks on because it makes the corn easier to hold—and it’s just so pretty!
We hope you all are enjoying your summer, and grilling it up!
Spoon Fork Bacon

Grilled Corn with Three Compound Butters
Makes 6


6 corn on the cobs in husks

sriracha butter:
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
2 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha
2 green onions, thinly sliced
zest of 1 lime

elote butter:
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
2 1/2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
zest of 2 limes

parmesan-herb butter:
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
3 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon minced oregano
1 tablespoon minced chives
2 teaspoons minced thyme
1 teaspoon minced rosemary
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper


1. For corn: Soak corn in water (husks and all) for 15 minutes. Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Add corn onto grill and cover. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 5 to 8 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool slightly. Once warm enough to handle, peel husks back, but keep intact to use as a handle.

2. For butters: Place all contents of each butter into three separate bowls. Whisk together until fully incorporated. Spread onto grilled corn and serve. To store, spread each butter onto a sheet of parchment and roll into a log and twist ends tightly together. Place in refrigerator and store for up to 1 month or frozen for up to 3 months.


More on how to entertain for outdoor parties:

*Warm weather dinner party ideas.
*A perfect picnic recipe: Easy pasta salad.
*Light dinners for summer: Wild mushroom pasta.

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