Confession. This isn’t really a recipe. But it is a wonderfully delicious way to prepare fresh sweet corn.
Butter Basil Sweet Corn is an easy preparation that uses 3 ingredients. THREE. That’s it. A perfect side dish for summer. (Or anytime you can get your hands on fresh sweet corn.)
Fragrant basil and salted butter poured over grilled corn. Simply amazing.
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“You put what on sweet corn?” Butter and Basil.
Corn and butter go together like Forrest and Jenny, that is nothing new.
But bring basil to the party, and you have a new way to enjoy fresh sweet corn.
On the grill, of course. This is our preferred method for preparing sweet corn. However, you can also prepare your corn any way you please.
Here is a quick link on some other ways to prepare corn on the cob. You can boil it, foil it, roast it, or nuke it.
You can even cook it over a campfire. Check out our post for Gourmet Getaways in Australia on how we made Campfire Corn Salsa over a campfire. Yummy stuff.
When the corn is cool very carefully peel back the layers of husk and silk.
Corn lovers, refrain from eating this until we are done. I know the temptation is hard. Heck, some of us like to eat it raw straight off of the stalk. (Speaking for a …let’s call her…a friend…)
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Now, showtime! Melt your butter and stir in the freshly chopped basil. The longer you let it sit, the stronger the basil flavor will be.
Adjust the amount of butter and basil to your preference. Me? I love the basil so bring it on.
Not only is this an easy recipe, it is also beautiful to serve. Full of the fresh flavors of summer, this will be a hit at your next cookout.
Me? I could make an entire meal out of Butter Basil Sweet Corn.
- 6 ears of fresh sweet corn in the husk
- 1/4 cup salted butter melted
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
Soak corn for atleast 30 minutes in cold water. Drain.
Heat grill to medium high. Cook corn on the grill until browned on all sides, rotating every few minutes. The corn is done when you pull back the husk and the kernels are tender.
If desired, you can place the shucked corn back onto the grill bare for more smoky flavor.
Combine the melted butter and fresh basil in a small bowl.
To serve, place the shucked grilled corn on a tray and pour the basil butter over the top.