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CBS Grilled Corn

Perfectly Grilled Corn
Serves: 4

8 ears corn
Kosher salt

1. Heat the grill to medium. 
2. Pull the outer husks down the ear to the base. Strip away the silk from each ear of corn by hand. Fold husks back into place and tie the ends together with kitchen string. Place the ears of corn in a large bowl of cold water with 1 tablespoon of salt for 10 minutes.
3. Remove corn from water and shake off excess. Place the corn on the grill, close the cover and grill for 15-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes, or until kernels are tender when pierced with a paring knife. Remove the husks and eat on the cob.

Basil Butter
2 sticks unsalted butter, slightly softened
½ cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine the butter, basil, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth. Scrape into a bowl. Can be prepared 4 hours in advance and stored, covered in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving. 

Red Chile Butter
2 sticks unsalted butter, slightly softened
2 tablespoons ancho, pasilla or New Mexico Red chile powder
2 teaspoons Spanish paprika
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine the butter, chile powder, paprika, honey, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth. Scrape into a bowl. Can be prepared 8 hours in advance and stored, covered in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving. 

Perfectly Grilled Corn with Chipotle Mayonnaise, Cotija Cheese & Lime
Serves: 4

1 recipe Perfectly Grilled Corn (recipe above)
1 ½ cups prepared mayonnaise
1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, chopped
2 chipotle chiles in adobo (if you like it spicier, you can add 3)
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons honey
Salt 
2 cups grated Cotija or Romano cheese
Lime wedges

1.Combine the mayonnaise, garlic, chipotle, lime juice, honey and salt in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. 
2. Spread the cheese evenly on a plate. Remove the husks from the grilled corn, brush the corn with the mayonnaise, roll in the cheese to coat the entire surface and squeeze with some lime juice. Serve immediately. 


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