Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Grilled Corn Salsa

Grilled corn gives off an amazing sweet slightly smoky aroma. It reminds me of summer, BBQ’s, and fun in the sun. Grilled corn is always a crowd pleaser. The first time I grilled whole corn it became an instant classic and a crowd pleaser. Years later I still love grilling corn, and have made different recipes with grilled corn. The one key to grilling corn is fresh ears of corn. The flavor is unbeatable!
Whether you are eating off the cob, or removing the corn off the cob, it’s hard to beat this smoky sweet flavor. This grilled corn salsa can be an accompaniment to any dish including grilled meats such as steaks, chicken and pork. Also as a side dish to tacos and fajitas. I have a couple variations of this recipe, the first time I made this for Anna she absolutely loved it, I think she enjoyed it more than her main dish.

Grilled Corn Salsa with Cilantro and Lime

2 Ears of corn
2 Tablespoons of finely chopped Cilantro
1 tablespoon of salted butter
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (Canola or grape seed works best)
3 table spoons of chopped red onion
Juice of about half of lime
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 

Carefully pull back the husk on the corn to the bottom careful not to remove them fully. Remove the silk which are the long yellow strands. Rinse corn and replace husk and soak whole corn in water for about 30 minutes. Place corn on a preheated grill and char the outside of the husk, if some of the corn kernels are exposed that’s a good thing, the kernels will slightly char. Once the corn is bright yellow, plump and slightly chard they are done. Remove from grill and cover in a bowl with plastic wrap. Let corn sit until cool enough to cut off the cob. Once cooled remove remaining husk. On a large cutting board place the wide base of the corn on the board and with a sharp knife slice the kernels off the cob. On medium heat in a sauté pan toast butter, toasting the butter will give it a nutty flavor. Once the butter has toasted add oil and onion, sauté for about one minute until translucent. Add corn and lime salt and pepper to taste quick sauté for about 30 seconds add half cilantro, Taste add more cilantro and or lime to taste.

Serves 2

Sliced off the cob

Grilled Corn Salsa with Cilantro and Lime 


  1. I love this recepy thank you so much for the Ideas that I am getting every day.

  2. Your welcome ! I hope you enjoy