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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
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