My awesome and generous neighbor Jack gave me some freshly picked corn from his garden and I couldn’t wait to eat it! I have a ton of fresh basil that needed to be used up so I decided to make a basil garlic butter to spread over the deliciously sweet corn. I boiled the corn for just a few minutes then smeared it with this butter… it was wonderful! Fresh, quick, and simple – you can’t beat that. Thanks for the tasty corn Jack!!!
Side Note: Some people boil their corn for a long time but I find it to be mushy and unappetizing. Corn only needs to be boiled for a few minutes – it turns out crisp, juicy, and delicious!
Corn on the Cob with Basil Garlic Butter:
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 1 small clove of garlic, minced
- 4 ears of corn, husks removed
- 1 tbsp white sugar
Combine the butter, basil, and garlic together and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Remove the husk and silk from each ear of corn then rinse with water. Boil a large pot of water over high heat, add a tablespoon of white sugar to the water. Once the water is boiling, add the corn on the cob. Cook for 3-4 minutes then remove from the water.
Slather the corn with the basil garlic butter then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!