Basil Corn on the Cob Recipe
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Basil Corn on the Cob Recipe

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Steaming the basil under the husks adds lots of flavor to these fantastic ears. Lime makes their sweet taste pop even more. —Diane Eaton, Campbell, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large ears sweet corn in husks
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash salt
  • Dash garlic salt
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Lime wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 ear of corn equals 225 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottoms; remove silk. In a small bowl, combine the butter, dried basil, sugar, salt and garlic salt; spread over corn. Place basil leaves over butter mixture. Rewrap corn in husks and secure with kitchen string. Place in a stockpot; cover with cold water. Soak for 20 minutes; drain.
  2. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning often. Serve with lime wedges. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Basil Corn on the Cob in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 ear of corn equals 225 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

LOVED this recipe! The flavors were perfect and the directions were excellent. This is certainly going to be one of our "regular" side dishes for grilling this summer

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

We didn't think this recipe was anything special. It was good, but not great!

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

This is the only way I cook my corn but I use much more basil. Shuck and desilk the corn but leave most of the shuck on the cob. I also melt the butter, add the salt, pepper, dried basil, then pick fresh basil from my garden to the corn, rewrap the corn and microwave for 2 minutes per ear. If grilling, soak the corn first, then follow my recipe. Yummy!!

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

I've been grilling my corn on the cob this way for yrs. and perfer it to any other methods. The basil makes it sweeter while the lime adds a pleasant bite. Try it. You just might like it..

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