My favorite produce in the summer is fresh corn on the cob. Not only it is delicious, but it’s cheap too. I either cook it on the grill wrapped in foil with indirect heat, or roast it in the oven. I prefer the lower more controllable heat of the oven for cooking my corn. I’ve also found it works best for me to roast it unwrapped. I drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. To serve, we usually just slather in plain butter or drizzle with more olive oil. But today I wanted to change it up by making a unique butter to slather all over our corn.
For this butter, I simply combined fresh basil leaves and the juice of a lime. It’s a fresh fun flavor that compliments the corn perfectly.
Oven Roasted Corn with Basil Lime Butter
Corn on the cob (1 per person)
salt and pepper
1 stick butter
1/2 cup basil leaves
the juice of 1 lime
1. Melt butter and add to blender. Add basil leaves and lime juice. Blend on high until well blended. Pour in a Ziploc bag and place in freezer for 20 – 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean corn on the cob, removing husks and as many silks as possible. Place in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
2. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.