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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter

Updated on September 23, 2014
4.2 stars from 5 ratings of Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter

Cook fresh ears of corn as soon as possible after picking or purchasing them. The faster you get the corn from it's field to your plate, the sweeter it will taste. Grilled corn on the cob, when prepared correctly is the perfect compliment to your summertime barbecue.

Follow the easy directions below, and enjoy the sweetness of summer!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 4 servings


  • 4 ears of fresh corn
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 24 basil leaves


  1. Being careful to leave the husks attached, peel them back and remove the silks.
  2. Rinse each ear gently under cool water, and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Rub 1 tablespoon of the softened butter evenly over each ear of corn.
  4. Press 6 basil leaves onto each buttered ear. (Arrange them evenly around each one.)
  5. Gently fold the husks back around the corn, and use kitchen string to tie them together at the top.
  6. When using a charcoal grill, cook the corn on the rack with the lid open over medium-hot coals for about 30 minutes or until tender. Turn and rearrange the corn periodically. When using a gas grill, close the lid and grill as instructed above.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 ear
Calories 160
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 31 mg10%
Sodium 85 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      The Tomato Gardener 6 years ago

      I wait patiently all winter for the cold weather to leave and spring to arrive, but perhaps what I look forward to most is the end of summer when I can reap the benefits of the corn and tomato plants I've been tending to for the past few months. Nothing is better than hanging out in the backyard on a late summer evening, and chowing down on some fresh grilled corn on the cob with friends and family. I'm anxious for harvest so I can try this grilled corn on the cob with garlic butter recipe. It sounds delicious, and my mouth is watering in anticipation.