Lend Me Your Ears: 7 Zesty Corn on the Cob Recipes

Photo by: Brooklyn Supper
Spicy Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter

This is a zesty take on ordinary corn on the cob, with bright and tangy lime butter and a hint of spice.
Spicy Corn on the Cob with

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Photo by: Brooklyn Supper
Spicy Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter

This is a zesty take on ordinary corn on the cob, with bright and tangy lime butter and a hint of spice.
Spicy Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter
serves 4
Ingredients:
4 ears sweet corn, shucked
3 tablespoons butter
zest of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 lime, quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for finishing
ground cayenne and pepper to taste
minced parsley, optional

Directions:
Boil corn in well-salted water for 6 - 7 minutes. Remove from the water and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, lime zest, salt, and red pepper flakes. If using pepper or cayenne, add that too. Once butter has melted, stir, turn off the heat, and let the ingredients steep.

Drizzle the butter mixture over the corn, and finish with a squeeze of lime, a pinch of salt, and a sprinkle of parsley. less 

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Fri, Aug 24, 2012 1:26 PM EDT
Corn on the cob is truly one of the treasures of summer. Whether you're grilling it, roasting it, or boiling it, it's always a simple and satisfying way to capture the season's sweetness. It can also be a more exciting addition to a meal than many people recognize. Its sweetness makes it a wonderful complement to a variety of herbs and spices, and there's a broad range of ways to make this summer staple something special. Here are seven of Family Kitchen's favorite ways to make this treat. - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell



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