Bartlett’s Corn with Chili Lime Butter

Move over Elote, there’s a new corn king in town! We had the pleasure of trying this corn on the cob last week at an outdoor gathering and its bright, punchy flavors paired with our sweet corn is a combo we are still dreaming about. The recipe comes from friend and Islander, Aishu Managala. 

“I grew up in Illinois so there was always corn at the table in summer. My mother used to make this chili lime garlic butter for the corn, definitely flavors inspired by her home country of India. We put garlic and cayenne in everything.”

Aishu’s Mom’s Chili Lime Garlic Butter-

2 sticks salted butter, softened

4-5 cloves garlic, minced or crushed in a mortar and pestle

2 tablespoons Cayenne Powder (or less if you don’t want it as spicy)

Juice of one lime

(Makes enough for 1 dozen ears of corn)


Mix softened butter, minced or crushed garlic and cayenne in a bowl with a spatula until well incorporated. Whisk in lime juice until smooth. Season with more salt if desired.  Grill ears of corn on the cob and then slather with cooled chili butter. Sprinkle with cilantro or chopped basil for color. Enjoy!

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