If it hasn't hit your market yet, it's bound to be there any minute. I'm talking about sweet summer corn, arguably the quintessential taste of summer. And the only thing more amazing than fresh corn on the cob is grilled corn — two perfect summer flavors in one bite.
From Sriracha and beer butter to basil and Parmesan, here are six ways to turn grilled corn into the best thing you eat all summer.
While corn on the cob and butter make a perfect pair, we think it's time to liven things up this summer! Try any (or all!) of these five delicious variations on grilled corn from around the world.
Top corn on the cob with chili powder, cotija cheese, cilantro, lime juice, and a touch of mayo (you can also substitute butter), to make this Mexican-style street food at home.
2. Smoky Lime Butter
Lime, butter, and smoked paprika to amp up the taste of the grill!
3. Basil + Parmesan
Think sweet grilled corn on the cob, brushed with a layer of basil pesto, then coated with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Sweet summer perfection!
4. Hoisin + Sesame
Give your corn on the cob an Asian flair with a flavored-packed glaze that combines hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, and lime. And if you like a little heat, add diced serrano pepper.
5. Harissa + Butter
Add a North African twist to grilled corn by blending softened butter with harissa (a spicy red pepper sauce commonly used in Morocco and Tunisia). Balance the heat (and add a little color) with fresh lime zest and lime juice.
6. Sriracha + Beer Butter
I know, our minds are totally blown by this, too! Whether you use an IPA, or prefer to stick with your favorite lager or wheat beer, Sriracha beer butter sounds like the ultimate grilled corn topping.
What's your favorite way to top grilled corn?
(Image credits: Chungah of Damn Delicious; Better Homes & Gardens)