Roasted Corn with Cilantro Butter

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Sweet summer corn roasted in the oven and topped of with a light compound butter using fresh cilantro and a pinch of chipotle pepper and cumin.

Sweet summer corn roasted in the oven and topped of with a light compound butter using fresh cilantro and a pinch of chipotle pepper and cumin.

Farm stands carrying fresh sweet corn are everywhere from July to early September here in New York. That is when corn is so sweet and juicy, you can practically eat it raw! Before the corn season ends, I like to buy fresh corn any chance I get. For the compound butter, you can use any combination of fresh herbs you have on hand, thyme butter or chive butter are some of my favorites. You can make larger amounts and keep it in the refrigerator for at least a week.

My original idea for this post was to make grilled corn but I ran out of gas so I needed a plan B. I came across this super easy method for roasting corn in the oven and I don’t think I’ll ever make corn any other way. This was super easy and the aroma of roasted corn that filled my kitchen was wonderful; far easier than grilling corn since you don’t have to keep turning it.

Sweet summer corn roasted in the oven and topped of with a light compound butter using fresh cilantro and a pinch of chipotle pepper and cumin.
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Roasted Corn with Cilantro Butter

94 Cals 3 Protein 17.5 Carbs 3 Fats
Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Mexican
Sweet summer corn roasted in the oven and topped of with a light compound butter using fresh cilantro and a pinch of chipotle pepper and cumin.

Ingredients

  • 6 ears of corn, husks on

For the Light Cilantro Butter:

  • 2 tbsp light butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • pinch salt

Instructions

For the Light Cilantro Butter:

  • Combine all the ingredients to make butter. Set aside in a ramekin.

For the Corn:

  • Preheat oven to 350°. When hot, place corn in the middle rack and bake 30 minutes.
  • Remove corn from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove husks and silks from the corn and serve each with 2 teaspoons of cilantro butter.

Notes

Adapted from Food.com

Nutrition

Serving: 1ear, Calories: 94kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 43.5mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 3g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: Vegetarian Meals

 

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35 comments

  1. I bought some corn with husks removed.  Could you wrap them in parchment paper and get the same result?

  2. Gina, I don't have chipotle powder… should I just use chile powder or is there a better substitute??

  3. I will never make corn on the cob another way… This was so easy!

  4. Love it.. Hadn't thought of cilantro & corn on the cob. Why not? We enjoy it in other corn combo dishes. Thank you.

  5. The filling food plan is FABULOUS…if you do that one you only have to count the butter 🙂

    The corn is FREE

  6. I saw this yesterday and had to get some fresh corn to try it. It was soooo good. My husband's eyes rolled back in his head when he took a bite, which I've never seen in 14 years! He even said he was taking some to work tomorrow. Simple, quick, and low in points to boot!

  7. Anonymous, sorry I get an overwhelming amount of comments so I don't always see them right away. I just checked to see if I made an error and you are right, indeed I did have a typo, it's 3 points plus. Thanks for noticing.

  8. Funny that I didn't get a response from Gina. And no I am not on the Filling Food Plan.

  9. @Anonymous I seriously thought you meant that you eat the husk, I am not kidding!

    I didn't re-read the recipe amounts…but if you are on the Filling Food Plan (which I am) the corn is "free"….I would count maybe 1 point for the butter but wasn't it light butter?

  10. Not funny Cat Chat – ok maybe a little funny. I meant the whole corn (you know what I meant)!!!!

    In any case don't you think it should be more than 2 points + values for this recipe? I'm just curious because it looks so good. The corn is 2 points + and wouldn't the butter be at least 1 point +?

  11. @Anonymous, I am sorry but I am laughing my head off over here. I am in Weight Watcher's too, are you THAT hungry that you would eat the husk? lol

    Wouldn't the husk be ZERO POINTS???

    Don't just pigs, horses and cows eat husks?

  12. I LOVE cilantro, so this sounds like an excellent idea!

  13. Sounds like a very smart cat!

  14. Gina – The herb combo sounds good. My cat loves to help remove the husks – actually somewhat addicted to them – so I husk the corn, season it and wrap it in heavy foil to cook on the grill but I put it on the rack above the grill or use indirect heat. Right now waaaaay too hot to heat kitchen. Deborah