Grilled Sweet Corn
Many of you already know that Casa M Spice Co® Chain Reaction® is the best thing ever for vegetables and some of you have also learned that you can replace your table salt and pepper with Chain Reaction® and Cattle Drive®. Today we're going to introduce you to the flavor rapture of Cattle Drive® on sweet corn. Summer is the perfect time where afternoons on the patio leisurely sway into long evenings under the stars enjoying outdoor living spaces to their fullest. We know that spending time with friends and family should be your first priority, having a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with any type of grilled meat is a simple way to feed your crew with very little prep and a few minutes of cooking.
As with most simple preparations, starting with great ingredients is super important. Look for high-quality sweet corn to start with. When you grill it, you’ll know that your Summer Sweet Corn is perfectly done when the kernels are tender and can be pierced with a small knife. You can prepare the compound butter in advance and store in the refrigerator or whip it together as the corn is cooking on the grill. Be advised, though, if you prepare it in advance and store it in the refrigerator this butter will be the most popular item in your refrigerator and you might not have much left for your corn if it is left unattended for very long! This recipe pairs perfectly with our Pecking Order® Smoked Ribs or Savory Smoked Chicken. As always, from our table to yours... #SpiceConfidently #EssenceOfFlavor #ChemistryInTheKitchen #CasaMSpice
— Mike Hernandez
FOR THE CORN
- 6 ears fresh sweet corn
- Season to taste at the table with Casa M Spice Co® Cattle Drive® or Uncontrolled Cattle Drive®
FOR THE COMPOUND BUTTER
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoons red onion, fine dice
- 2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Casa M Spice Co® Chain Reaction
…you’ll know that your Summer Sweet Corn is perfectly done when the kernels are tender and can be pierced with a small knife.- Mike Hernandez
LET’S GET COOKING
Let the butter sit on the counter to come to room temperature.
Prepare the ingredients for the compound butter while the butter is coming to room temperature.
Add the butter into a bowl and using the back of a spoon form an indentation in the middle.
Add the compound butter ingredients into the indentation in the middle of the butter and mix well. The compound butter can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Beware, however, this butter will be the most popular item in your refrigerator and you might not have much left for your corn if it is left unattended for very long!
Preheat your grill to medium heat (~350-400℉)
Prepare the corn by pulling the husks back to the base and removing the silk.
Place the ears of corn in a large container of cold water for 10-12 minutes.
Remove the corn and shake off the excess water. Place the corn on the grill.
Close the cover to hold in the heat, turn the corn every 5 minutes to ensure it cooks evenly.
Remove the corn from the grill.
Slather the warm corn with the compound butter; use as much as you like for your taste. You can always make more.
Season the buttered corn at the table with Chain Reaction® and Cattle Drive® to taste. For more heat use, Uncontrolled Chain Reaction® and/or Uncontrolled Cattle Drive®.