Top 10 Corn Butter Recipes

The Best Recipes for Topping Corn on the Cob

There are two ways to grill corn to perfection. Husks on or husks off. To prepare with husks on, place corn right onto burning coals for a few minutes. The husks will burn and the corn will steam, slowly absorbing smoke while the sugars caramelize to perfection. Husks off, place the corn on the cooking grate over a high heat and grill until the kernels start to turn and charring appears. Turn frequently. This process caramelizes the sugars and creates a perfect flavor. With this method, the corn...MORE can be basted with any of these flavorful butters. Or, take the piping hot corn and brush liberally with any of these great recipes and you'll have a fantastic vegetable course with any meal.

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    Sweetened Chipotle Corn Butter

    Sweetened Chipotle Corn Butter
    Sweetened Chipotle Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    A wonderful sweet and earthy corn butter for grilled or steamed corn on the cob.
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    Garlic-Tarragon Corn Butter

    Garlic-Tarragon Corn Butter
    Garlic-Tarragon Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    A great mixture of fresh tarragon with garlic and a little touch of sweet from the agave nectar. This butter works well with most vegetables and even on fish.
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    Chili-Lime Butter

    Chili-Lime Butter
    Chili-Lime Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    Simple and delicious, this chili-lime butter is mildly spiced and slightly tangy. A great addition to grilled corn and other vegetables.
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    Chive and Honey-Dijon Corn Butter

    Chive and Honey-Dijon Corn Butter
    Chive and Honey-Dijon Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    A great combination of sweet, tangy, and a bit of bite from the chives. Perfect for corn, but also a good addition to poultry, fish, and grilled sweet potatoes.
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    Cilantro and Cotija Corn Butter

    Cilantro and Cotija Corn Butter
    Cilantro and Cotija Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    A delicious mix of cilantro, lime and chipotle, with the added saltiness from the Cotija cheese. This is a great addition to any vegetable dish, but works very well on corn on the cob.
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    Cajun Corn Butter

    Cajun Corn Butter
    Cajun Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    Probably the easiest and most flavorful corn butter you can whip up in no time. Three ingredients is all it takes to add that extra something to grilled or steamed corn on the cob.
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    Truffle and White Wine Corn Butter

    Truffle and White Wine Corn Butter
    Truffle and White Wine Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Don't be intimidated by this recipe, if you can find truffles, then wonderful, if not, then look for truffle salt with pieces of truffles in it. This can be found in any specialty food store and will add a lovely richness to the corn butter. You can use this on much more than vegetables. Use on all types of seafood, pork, poultry, or on other vegetables if so inclined. You'll be delighted by it and this could become your go to compound butter in the future. For this recipe we will be...MORE using truffle salt, but if you'd rather use a truffle, then prepare, chop finely, and add 1/2 tablespoon sea salt to the butter mixture.

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    Lemon-Oregano Corn Butter

    Lemon-Oregano Corn Butter
    Lemon-Oregano Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    Mediterranean flavors of lemon, fresh oregano, and garlic are used in this recipe. For an added Greek flair, you can also incorporate crumbled feta into the mixture. Just be careful folding the cheese into the butter, as it can lose it's texture if over mixed. This recipe is wonderful on grilled corn or can be used as a topper for grilled chicken breasts and even pork steaks or tenderloin.
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    Shallot-Parsley Corn Butter

    Shallot-Parsley Corn Butter
    Shallot-Parsley Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    This corn butter provides a nice zing from the shallot and a refreshing flavor from the parsley. It goes well on grilled or steamed corn and can be used on grilled fish and chicken, or served on top of a steak.
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    Habanero-Mango Corn Butter

    Habanero-Mango Corn Butter
    Habanero-Mango Corn Butter. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    If you want a good sweet and spicy corn butter, then look no further. Make sure to wear kitchen gloves when handling the habanero.