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Cilantro-Lime Sweet Corn Recipe
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Cilantro-Lime Sweet Corn Recipe

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Our home economists give Southwestern flavor to corn on the cob with cilantro and lime juice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium ears sweet corn in husks
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 sweet corn equals 196 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 444 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Soak the corn in cold water for 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup butter, cilantro, lime peel, salt, 1 teaspoon lime juice and garlic powder; set aside.
  2. Carefully peel back husks from corn to within 1 in. of bottom; remove silk. Spread each ear of corn with butter mixture. Rewrap corn husks and secure with kitchen string.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally.
  4. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining butter; stir in remaining lime juice. Cut string and peel back husks. Brush corn with butter mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cilantro-Lime Sweet Corn in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p228

Nutritional Facts

1 sweet corn equals 196 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 444 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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