Heatwave in Seattle! Earlier this week was above 90 degrees in Seattle. We are not used to this and are all dying. Since we don’t want to heat up the house with the oven (and also can’t since we’re in the middle of our remodel), it is time to bring out the grill! This cilantro lime grilled corn is a perfect dish for us to enjoy with dinner.
Side dishes that can cook along with the main dish are always a plus. This cilantro lime grilled corn on the cob is perfect to toss on the grill as your chicken, steak, or other protein cooks. Brad and I enjoyed some corn along with our grilled chicken while we were surviving the heat wave.
For the past couple months, I had forgotten that Brad and I do in fact have a burner despite not having a stove. Our grill offers a single burner on the sides which we have started utilizing when we need to cook something in a pot.
The cilantro lime butter serves almost as a marinade as it is brushed on prior to cooking, and soaks into the corn on the cob as it cooks on the grill. If you prefer, you can cook this corn in the husks. Simply pull them back to apply the butter and then fold them back over to cook.
- 6 ears of corn- in the husk
- ½ cup of butter or non-dairy alternative
- ⅛ cup of granulated sugar
- 1 lime - divided
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 3 Tablespoons chopped Cilantro - divided
- Prepare grill for cooking on direct medium high heat. (350 to 450 degrees)
- Prepare the corn by pulling the husks back, while leaving the bottom attached. Remove the inner silk and discard.
- Gently pull a ½ inch piece of a husk to use to tie the husks underneath the base.
- Melt the butter over low heat.
- Add the sugar and stir until dissolved - about 2 minutes.
- Add the juice from ½ of the lime, salt and 2 Tb of cilantro. Stir just until combined.
- Gently brush the corn with the butter.
- Grill the corn on direct heat, with cover on, turning every few minutes. Grill about 10-15 minutes, or until tender and brown in spots.
- Brush with more of the butter mixture before serving. Serve with slices of the second half of the lime and extra cilantro if desired.
Once complete, all that is needed are some corn holders and you’re ready to eat!