First soak the corn, still in its husk, in water for a half hour. Leave the silk intact. You don't want to break the husk's "seal", plus the silk will peel away easily once the corn is grilled. (We tried both ways, just to see.) Then grill the corn right in the husks. Peel, drizzle with the spiced lime butter and ... dig in!
NUTRITION NOTES This is a definite indulgence, for a vegetable. But if you've got lovely picked-this-morning sweet corn, it's worth it.
FROM THE ARCHIVES See the Recipe Box for all the recipes for sweet corn. If you like to cook vegetables in foil on the grill, this is a favorite from my cousin Diane, barbecue vegetables oriental.
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GRILLED CORN with SPICED LIME BUTTER
Time to table: 60 minutes
4 ears corn, still in husks, washed well
SPICED LIME BUTTER
4 tablespoons butter, melted
Zest of a lime
Juice of half a lime (about 1 tablespoon)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon chili powder
Soak the corn for 30 minutes before grilling. Grill over moderately high heat, turning often, til husks are charred all over. Remove husks and silk.
Stir together the butter ingredients. Pour over husked ears. Serve and enjoy!
HOW MANY CALORIES, CARBS & WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS IN CORN
Nutrition Information Per 1/4 pound of raw corn: Per Serving: 98 Cal (11% from Fat, 13% from Protein, 76% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 1 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 22 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 2 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 17 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 1 point
Nutrition Information Per ear of raw corn: Per Serving: 31 Cal (11% from Fat, 13% from Protein, 76% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 7 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; NetCarb6; 1 g Sugar; 1 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 5 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 0 points
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