Sunday, May 22, 2011

Grilled Corn with Toasted Garlic-Thyme Butter

Note: This was the post that I lost when Blogger crashed. I am re-posting it. Hope you don't mind.

Are words really necessary? No, I don't think so.

I won't bore you with details, but the next time you are considering preparing corn in a pot on the stove.  You should think about  what your grill could do for the flavor of your corn, and adding a bit of pizzaz to your butter.  Then...Be prepared to have grilled corn on the cob, rock your world.

Grilled Corn with Toasted Garlic-Thyme Butter
Serves 4
Recipe from Bobby Flay

2 tablespoons canola oil
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 corn on the cob in their husk

Directions for Perfect Grilled Corn
1.  Heat your grill to medium

2.  Pull the outer husks down each ear to the stalk end.  Strip away the silk from each ear of corn by hand.  Fold the husks back into place and tie the ends together with kitchen string.  Place the ears of corn in a large bowl of cold water with 1 tablespoon of salt for 10 minutes.

3.  Remove the corn from the water and shake off the excess.  Place the corn on the grill, close the cover, and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turing every 5 minutes, or until the kernels are tender when pierced with a paring knife.

4.  Remove the husks from the cobs before eating the corn.

Directions for the Thyme Butter
1.  Heat the oil in a small saute pan over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook until lightly golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove from the heat and stir in the thyme leaves.  Let cool slightly.

2.  Combine the butter and the garlic mixture in a food processor and process until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.  Bring to room temperature before serving.

3.  Spread the butter over the hot corn.



Cathy said...

I printed out your recipe, Velva, so its ready to use when our local corn comes in. It may be awhile because the weather has been so cool. I know my family will love this preparation with the garlicky butter slathered all over the cooked ears. Roasting them on the grill lets me cook lots of ears at the same time. I can't wait for corn season.

tasteofbeirut said...

I just saw a lot of fresh corn at the market and this recipe is going to be my first one using them!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Sorry your post didn't return to you! I did see it since I get your posts by email and it looked delicious. Glad you reposted it.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

We must be somehow connected via the internet and some sort of cosmic mystery: we are for once cooking together as a couple, I told husb that I saw this recipe for grilled corn on my FRIEND's website. I am printing it out now. Wish me luck! :-)

Barbara said...

Blogger screwed things up, didn't they? Glad you re-posted this Velva. I just gave up on mine.

(Also am pleased you got into Prune..can't wait to hear your opinion!)

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds so good. And nothing says summer is coming like corn on the cob (smothered in butter).

Miss Adriennely said...

oh yum, haven't had grilled corn in ages! I loved snacking on buttered corns as a kid.

Julie said...

That corn swimming around in all that butter! Hello beautiful..yum!

Jocie's Mom said...

I don't mind the repost at all! I had bookmarked this the first time around so I'm thrilled you've got it back up. Soooo tasty :)

Thanks for sharing and for your kind well wishes for my mum!

Sunny Simple Life said...

We always grill our corn but this sounds so good with the herb butter.

shaz said...

Oh wow, words are surely unnecessary! I love grilled corn, and this herbed butter just takes it up to a whole new level. Yum!

chow and chatter said...

yum i need to get me some corn

The Food Hound said...

You're right, no need for words!! What a mouth-watering picture! I love grilled corn, but it always burns a little- leaving it in the husk is the perfect solution! I will be trying it as soon as the corn comes out!!

LindyLouMac said...

Oh my goodness I would so enjoy this, perfect.

Lori said...

Can't say I mind at all because I missed it hte first time. I cannot wait for fresh corn to come into season here. This looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Cant wait to try the garlic-thyme butter and the grilled rib eye salad. K.H.

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