Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter

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Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter | Delish D'Lites

There’s nothing that says summer like the first freshly picked corn of the season. I could seriously eat corn on the cob every day, it’s truly one of nature’s most delicious treats.  The sweetness of fresh corn pairs deliciously with lots of different flavors, especially butter, herbs and cheese.  I combine butter with fresh herbs, garlic and Parmesan to create a compound butter that takes freshly grilled corn to the next level.  My grilled corn with Parmesan herb butter is a food you will crave all summer long.  You may find yourself making this Parmesan herb butter regularly, it’s that good! And it’s great on many things besides corn, I like using it to top baked potatoes, grilled steaks, and even hot rice or pasta.

ingredients1 stick salted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
1 garlic clove, grated
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
4 fresh ears of corn, silk removed

directions

Place the softened butter into a bowl.  If you’re like me, you forgot to take the butter out of the fridge.

Here’s a trick to soften your butter in 30 seconds or less: Place the stick of butter in the microwave, then defrost for 10-15 second intervals.  Works every time!

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter | Delish D'Lites

Whip the butter with an electric beater or a fork to loosen it up.

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter | Delish D'Lites

 Add the herbs, grated garlic and Parmesan cheese, then stir to combine.

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter | Delish D'Lites

 Take a piece of plastic wrap and lay it down flat.  Scoop the butter out into the center of the plastic wrap.

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 Form the butter into a log, then twist the ends to secure.  Place the butter in the fridge to firm up for about an hour.

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter | Delish D'Lites

Meanwhile, let’s get the corn prepped for the grill.  Peel the husks back to remove the silk from the corn, but don’t fully remove the husks.  Once the ears are clean, wrap them back up and place them into a bowl of cold water.  This will allow them them to soak up some moisture, and will help them steam on the grill.

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter | Delish D'Lites

Grill the corn on medium low heat for 20-25 minutes, until the husks are charred and the corn kernels are tender.  You’ll be able to tell when the corn is done, because the kernels become a deep golden color when cooked.

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter | Delish D'Lites

 Top each ear of corn with a generous slab of the Parmesan herb butter, then swipe it across the hot corn.  Devour, then repeat!

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter | Delish D'Lites

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter

Course Entree
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 fresh corn cobs silk removed

Instructions

  1. Place the softened butter into a bowl.
  2. Whip the butter with an electric beater or a fork to loosen it up.
  3. Add the herbs, grated garlic and Parmesan cheese, then stir to combine.
  4. Take a piece of plastic wrap and lay it down flat. Scoop the butter out into the center of the plastic wrap.
  5. Form the butter into a log, then twist the ends to secure. Place the butter in the fridge to firm up for about an hour.
  6. Peel the husks back to remove the silk from the corn, but don't fully remove the husks. Once the ears are clean, wrap them back up and place them into a bowl of cold water. This will allow them them to soak up some moisture, and will help them steam on the grill.
  7. Grill the corn on medium low heat for 20-25 minutes, until the husks are charred and the corn kernels are tender. You'll be able to tell when the corn is done, because the kernels become a deep golden color when cooked.
  8. Top each ear of corn with a generous slab of the Parmesan herb butter.

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Herb Butter

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.