Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chili-lime butter

Tis the season for delicious sweet corn on the cob!! We love corn and I am excited to eat lots of it! Here is a GREAT new butter to try! It is sooooo good you will love it.

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
(I used my Brummel and brown tub butter)
1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch black pepper

1. Combine butter, zest, lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper in a mini chopper. ( I just used my blender, I don't have a mini chopper) Pulse or mix until well blended, then transfer to a ramekin or bowl.
2. Keep at room temperature until serving. Spread on fresh corn!! Refrigerate any for up to a week.

There are three methods, I always use the microwave and it works great, but any of these will do!
Stovetop: Bring a big pot of water to boil. Remove husks from 4-6 ears of corn. Add to boiling water, cover and turn off heat. Let corn sit in water for 10 minutes. Remove with tongs to platter.
Microwave: Remove husks from corn. Place on a damp paper towel and cover with another damp paper towel. Cook for a minute a corn. 3 corn= 3 minutes.... I usually do 6 at the most at one time. That's it!
Grill: Heat grill to medium heat. Remove husks from corn. Place one ear of corn on a sheet of foil and spread with butter. Wrap tightly in foil and repeat with remaining ears. Place foil wrapped corn on grill and cook 15 to 20 minutes. Turning every so often. Carefully remove from grill and unwrap foil.


  1. mmmm...I love chili/lime combos! Can't wait to try this.

  2. I am so sick of all my recipes so I got on your blog today and printed a ton off! We are having a Britney week! Lemon Apricot Chicken, Caeser Chicken with Orzo, Chicken Caeser Pasta Salad, and Stacked Spicy Burritos! Thanks so much for always posting suich great recipies! They will become favorites in our family for sure!