Grilled Corn with Garlic Herb Butter

It’s still summer, right?
It seems like everyone in the food blogging world (maybe the real world, too?) is already making fall comfort foods and pumpkin desserts and back-to-school lunch ideas.. but in my world, it’s still, like, 90 degrees every day.. so I’ma keep grilling. Cool? Cool.
I like my corn just lightly grilled.. not charred like crazy. Just a personal thing. I also like slathering it in butter. Garlic herb butter. And covering it with cheese. Are you with me?
Garlic herb butter sounds and feels fancy, but all I did while the corn was grilling was grab a handful of herbs from outside, chop them up, mix them into some softened butter and added some fresh garlic. Good to go. All that’s left to do is spread on the butter and sprinkle with your favorite cheese. We chose Romano because we had it in the fridge, but you can go with Parmesan, Feta, goat cheese.. anything you like.
We had plenty of the herb butter left over, so I’m looking forward to using it to saute other fresh veggies this week or make some impromptu garlic bread. You could use it for anything, really. Cook your eggs in it. Spread it on your sandwich. Just don’t waste that precious stuff!
And let’s face it- if you’ve already packed up the grill for the year, you can make the corn on the stove top with perfectly lovely results. We’ll only have fresh corn for a little while longer, so let’s take advantage before fall actually appears.
Grilled Corn with Garlic Herb Butter
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  • 6-12 fresh ears of corn, shucked
  • olive oil, for grilling
  • 1 stick butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • ¼-1/2 cup fresh herbs, minced (I would just eyeball it- I used a handful of fresh basil and parsley)
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • grated or crumbled cheese of your choice (Parmesan, Romano, Feta, Goat Cheese, etc..)

  1. Heat up that grill!
  2. Rub the ears of corn with some olive oil. Grill until they are browned/charred to your liking.
  3. While the corn is grilling, mix butter, garlic and herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Take the corn off the grill and slather with herb butter while still hot. Cover with cheese and eat ASAP!

2 Responses to “Grilled Corn with Garlic Herb Butter”
  1. Alyssa says:

    Oh yes – yum! Not ready for summer to be over, yet — so no objections from me!

  2. Jessica Lynn says:

    Natalie, I just cried reading this. Hello, hormones. We never set up our grill out here (bought it new in GA, then we found out we were moving back, then K left during the summer, etc.), but not only that…they don’t have corn out here. At all. I’ve craved it all summer and those photos and the garlicky butter just looks so freaking delicious. I want it. Now! And there’s no way to have it (cue tears).

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