Summer will officially begin this weekend. That means pool parties with lots of the kids friends and lots of pool side grilling. Now I love a good grilled hamburger just as much as the next guy, but I love to get creative on the grill. Although my husband is the official Grill Master of our house, I am not too far behind him. He can cook a perfect steak, but my creations are usually the ones that wow the crowd. One of my go to side dishes has always been roasted corn. You can not beat a perfectly caramelized ear of corn. That is unless you bathe that it in my garlic herb butter. I am hungry just thinking about it.
This recipe is great because it is so simple. I love to keep it simple. Using fresh ingredients and just allowing them to be the star of the show. Right now in GA the corn is ripe and ready to go. The farmers market are filled with freshly picked, sweet smelling yellow corn. So, there is no better ingredient to be the star of my PreFather’s Day pool party. (Our dad is so cool one day is not enough to celebrate him)
ROASTED CORN WITH GARLIC AND HERB BUTTER
6 ears of corn
1 stick of unsalted butter softened
1/2 TB fresh parsley chopped
1/2 fresh oregano chopped
1/2 TB fresh cilantro chopped
1 large clove of garlic chopped
1 TSP salt
1/2 TSP pepper
Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove husks and silk. Cut each ear in half. Place corn on grill. (Do not leave corn unattended. It can burn fast) Turn corn as it grill so it can caramelize on all sides. It will usually take between 8 and 10 minutes to completely cook. Remove from grill and cover with foil until served.
Place softened butter, herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper in bowl. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Place butter combination on a piece of plastic wrap and form it into a ball. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Remove from refrigerator and take out of plastic wrap. Cut into quarter inch slice and place on serving dish.
See, I told you. This recipe is super simple, but your family will think you have been hanging out with Bobby Flay. Hope you enjoy it as much as my crew.