7/10/13

Maple-Chipotle Corn

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Welcome to summer!  Or first, I should explain why the maple addition to this classic summer fare.  My dad went out to help his buddy who has a maple syrup "farm" in the spring and came back with CASES of maple syrup.  He unloaded about 20 bottles onto us, some of which I've been able to share, and others that are sitting neatly in our chest freezer in the garage.

What do with all of this sweet gold?  A person can only eat so many pancakes.

Then, my monthly Food Network magazine hit my coffee table!  This month, all about dishes with corn, including grilled corn on the cob, topped with delicious things like cheese and flavored butter (some even better than the ones I made last summer like {Italian corn} and {Mexican corn})  I give you the tastiest butter you may ever use on corn.  We've even started scheming sautéing pork chops in it and even using it to grease the pan to fry bacon.


I grilled this batch, but you could put this on boiled corn as well.  Obviously, any corn on the cob needs butter, doesn't matter how you cook it!

To grill:  shuck each ear and remove all silks.  Wrap individually in foil and place over medium-high heat on the grill (ours was reading about 400-450).  Turn about every 5-10 minutes for 20-25 minutes.  We've found that this method is fairly forgiving and even going longer than you think is usually a better bet (that's what she said.)

For the butter:
4 Tbsp room temperature butter
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp ground smoked chipotle seasoning (or your favorite non-taco packet seasoning)
1 tsp salt

Mix well until everything is super incorporated and creamy.
Obviously four tablespoons is MORE than enough, which is why we have leftovers which is why the brainstorming is happening on other ways to use this spicy-sweet spread.  You could easily cut this in half if you wanted.  Or double.  Whatever blows your hair back!

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2 comments:

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

This looks so delicious! My boys love corn and this is a great recipe to to try! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

nom nom nom!! Ill have to get my hubby to fire up the grill for this one!!

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