Sunday, July 5, 2009

Grilled Corn with Spicy Cilantro Butter

This is a simple recipe where I grilled fresh corn and served it with spicy coriander/cilantro infused butter.You can make spicy butter by softeneing butter and adding your choices of spices and herbs and the combo goes well as a spread with bread or grilled veggies especially corn.

Cilantro Butter
Ingredients:
Unsalted Butter: 4 tbsp at room temperature
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves: 2-3 tbsp finely chopped/minced
Salt & Pepper: as per taste

Other optional ingredients:
1 garlic clove finely chopped/minced
Lemon juice: as per taste

Preparation:
Soften butter by keeping it out in room temperature.
Finely chop the coriander leaves and mix it with butter along with salt and pepper and mix well.
Serve immedietaly as a spread or refrigerate until serving time by wrapping it in plastic and shaping it as a stick/log/rectangle.

This butter can also be cut it into cubes and serve as spicy cubes.You can add whatever spices you want along with your choice of herb as well.I served it with grilled corn.


Grilled Corn:
Ingredients:
Fresh corn: atleast 1
Oil :as needed for grilling. Optional for nonstick pans.I did not use
Preparation:
Remove the husk from the corn and place it in a hot grill/pan spraying oil/cooking spray optionally.Grill it turning occasionally till all the sides look charred and cooked.This takes atleast 10-15 minutes per side.



I actually tried grilling with the husk on as well,but found that this takes longer time though the corn looks slightly more moist or steamed than the first method.But still I went with the first method of dehusking and grilling.You can optionally soak corn in water for 10-15 minutes after removing from the husk prior to grilling to obtain the moist effect.Grilling suits the corn perfectly.

The cilantro butter was perfect with the corn.You can also add chilli powder instead of pepper and lemon juice/garlic or whatever combo you prefer.I liked the cilantro butter which goes to Weekend Wokking:Cilantro ,chosen by the creator of the event Wandering Chopsticks and hosted this time by Darlene of Blazing HotWok.

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