Grilling fresh corn in its husk steams the kernels, charring them ever so slightly. This sweet and tangy side dish is perfect for a backyard picnic or dinner party.
1 cup butter or dairy-free Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread, room temperature
1 teaspoon honey
1 lime, zested and juiced
1 garlic clove
1 dash hot sauce
– Salt, to taste
-Freshly ground pepper, to taste
6 ears corn, silks removed, husks left on and tied
¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves
-Butcher’s twine, as needed
1. In a food processor, blend together butter (or dairy-free buttery spread), honey, lime zest and juice, garlic and hot sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Heat the grill to medium high.
3. Peel the outer husks away from the corn without removing them. Remove the silk from inside the husk and then fold the husks back around the corn, tying the top with butcher’s twine. Soak ears of corn in cold water for 10 minutes.
4. Place the corn on preheated grill. Close the lid and cook the corn 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Remove corn from grill, cool slightly and peel off husks. Brush generously with buttery mixture and sprinkle with cilantro.
Each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon butter contains 231 calories, 13g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 30mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 5g protein.