Sometimes the best recipes happen by accident.

I have always loved corn. There is something about an ear of barbequed corn that just feels like summer to me. If you haven’t had barbequed corn you are totally missing out. The kernels caramelize bringing out all the starchy sugars, creating a stick to your teeth, sweet and delicious, side dish.

A couple of weeks ago I shared a picture saying this was on the menu, but secretly I was just hoping it was going to turn out. After grilling, I slathered it with butter and sprinkled on all the spices and parmesan cheese and stuck it under the broiler. What happened next was amazing. My husband and I agreed that this was probably our most favorite corn ever. We have made it a couple of times since, but each time something was missing. It was rich and had a ton of flavor but it was kind of flat. Last night as I was making the recipe I noticed I had a lime and so I squeezed a little bit of juice over the top. That was just what was missing. The lime just brightens and rounds off the flavors perfectly.

I’ll give you a little piece of advice, go ahead and make this for your Fourth of July barbeque. You can totally thank me later, because seriously friends, it is just so good.

So sweet friends, Happy Independence Day, and enjoy!


|Chili and Lime Sweet Corn|


4 Ears Sweet Corn

Juice From One Lime

2 Tablespoons Butter softened

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

1/2 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon Salt

Grated Parmesan Cheese for sprinkling on top


|Chili and Lime Sweet Corn|


Start by pulling off the outer husks. Then pull back the husks and remove the hair from the corn. Pull back the husks to cover corn while barbequing. Barbeque corn by placing the corn directly over heat source and rotating every five minutes or so. While corn is cooking measure out your spices. Combine spices together and set aside. When corn is done cooking carefully remove husks. Place corn on a plate and squeeze lime over top of each ear. Next, place a few pads of the butter on each ear of corn and sprinkle generously with seasonings. (You will not use all of the seasoning but simply place in a reusable container or plastic bag and save for future use. This seasoning is amazing on grilled chicken too!) Then place plate of corn under the broiler for just a few minutes to melt butter. After butter is melted remove from broiler and sprinkle corn generously with the grated parmesan cheese. Drizzle extra butter and seasoning from place over top of corn just before serving. Enjoy immediately.


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