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Basil Corn on the Cob

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

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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 225 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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