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Corn on the Cob with Basil Garlic Butter

Corn on the Cob with Basil Garlic ButterMy 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

Corn on the Cob with Basil Garlic Butter

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!

Corn on the Cob with Basil Garlic Butter


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    1. Hi Pat,

      It’s just a box rice from the store – I think it was Farmhouse wild rice mix. Hope this helps.