Monday, May 30, 2016

Grilled Corn with Garlic Butter & Lime #PicnicsandBBQs

Corn on the grill is good by itself, but is even better with garlic butter and lime!

So excited to be back for another Secret Recipe Club reveal day this month! What is Secret Recipe Club? It's a bunch of food bloggers separated into three groups that post once a month on a designated Monday. Each month, we are paired with another foodie from our group secretly (hence the name). We then pick a recipe (or two or more) from that blog and make it. On our reveal day, we reveal whose blog we had and what recipe(s) we chose all at the same time. It's like a Secret Santa every month, but with food and blogs! It's a great deal of fun :)

Today's reveal day is a themed reveal day since it's the 5th Monday of the month. It only happens every once in a while, so we are taking advantage of it and having a PICNICS AND BBQ reveal day today! All of the recipes will be perfect for the summer season.

I was assigned to Amy's blog: Amy's Cooking Adventures. Amy is a married mom of two boys and an angel baby girl. I didn't know this about Amy until I read her about me, but she didn't really get into cooking until her oldest boy was eating table food. She posts such amazing food all the time and is incredibly talented at cookie and cake decorating - I had no idea that she wasn't a "Susie Homemaker" from the get-go. She's also our SRC pinner and is almost always the first person to jump in and adopt an orphaned blog. I was really pumped to get her blog and knew I would have no problems finding a great recipe or two to make.

I narrowed my list down to three contenders: Grilled Corn with Garlic Butter & Lime, Lemon Cream Pie, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower with Bacon. I really really really wanted to make the brussels but we ended up doing a grilling family dinner one weekend and I figured my best bet was the corn. I am disappointed that I didn't go with the lemon cream pie because that was going to be the "stepping out of my comfort zone" recipe. I don't really make lemon desserts ever. But I used to not make savory dishes with lemon either. So grilled corn happened!!

Corn on the cob on the grill is one of my all-time favorite things and I knew this recipe would be a keeper. I sent Nick to the store to grab the ingredients and when he got home, I realized there were no fresh chives. Apparently, someone thought chives and green onions were the same plant. So a google war began and I was right (duh!), green onions and chives are not the same plant. I think he was thinking scallions and green onions. We did use a little freeze-dried chives in the recipe, but I would love to try fresh chives next time we make it. The garlic butter was amazing, as was the Parmesan cheese, and the lime really just added the perfect kick of flavor to the corn. We were all in love with this recipe!

What you need:
For the garlic butter:
  • 1/2 stick softened salted butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the corn:
  • 6 ears corn
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh chives, chopped
  1. Stir together garlic butter ingredients and set aside.
  2. Prep the corn by peeling back the husks and removing the silk. Place the husk back around the cob and soak in a sink full of cold water for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from sink and gently shake off excess water.
  3. Place directly onto grill and grill for 8 minutes. Flip and grill for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until corn is done.
  4. Pull back the husks (you can remove them if you want), brush with garlic butter. Then squeeze lime juice on them and sprinkle with Parmesan and chives. Serve immediately.

Recipe from Amy's Cooking Adventures


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