Grilled Corn on the Cob with Jalapeno Butter

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Jalapeno Butter

How was everyone’s week?? Are you looking forward to celebrating Father’s Day this Sunday? I wanted to post a recipe that could be enjoyed for Father’s Day and I think this grilled corn on the cob would be a hit at any summer table alongside grilled steak, burgers, hot dogs, or whatever else your family likes to eat on a warm summer day. Do you have any Father’s Day traditions?

Unrelated to Father’s Day, I was talking to a coworker yesterday about pet peeves and we discovered we have many of the same irritations. It’s always nice to realize you’re not the only one to get wildly annoyed when people do particular things. I want to talk about loves and hates.

When you’re waiting at the grocery store checkout line with just a few items and the person ahead with a cart full of stuff lets you cut in line. Even if I see this happen with other people in another checkout line it still makes me smile to think there are still people with decency and courtesy. However, this situation can quickly turn into a hate when someone ASKS if they can cut you in line, especially when you have a similar amount of items.

When you’re driving and someone cuts you off to enter your lane then makes you miss a green light while they make it through. Baaaad things come out of my mouth when that happens. Inconsiderate driving in general makes me mad and I find there’s nothing worse than when someone endangers the safety of others because he or she made an error. Like when people suddenly realize, after at least a mile of signage, that they are in the exit lane on the freeway so they violently break then change lanes, nearly causing multiple crashes, instead of DEALING with their mistake and waiting for another exit to turn around safely. UGH.

I want to hear your loves and hates! Please tell me I’m not the only one!

Recipe Rundown
Taste: Bursting with flavor! Spicy, sweet, smokey, fresh, and slightly floral from the honey.
Texture: Corn on the cob has such a refreshing texture and I love the slightly charred sections when it’s grilled corn on the cob.
Ease: Very easy! This recipe would be perfect for a summer cookout.
Appearance: Don’t these just look like summer?
Pros: Delicious and simple.
Cons: Might be too spicy for children or even some adults.
Would I make this again? Yes!

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Jalapeno Butter

Yield: 6 servings


Cooking spray
1 jalapeno pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temeprature
Zest of 1 lime
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ears shucked corn


Clean grill grates and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Place the jalapeno on the grill and cover. Grill, turning occasionally, until the jalapeno is blackened and charred, about 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and place in a paper bag, folding tightly to seal. Let stand for 5 minutes. Peel and discard the skins then cut the jalapeno in half lengthwise. Remove the stem and seeds then finely chop the jalapeno. In a small bowl combine the jalapeno, butter, lime zest, honey, and salt.

Meanwhile, place the corn on the grill. Cover and grill until lightly charred, about 10 minutes. Remove corn to a serving tray and brush with the jalapeno butter.

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11 Responses to “Grilled Corn on the Cob with Jalapeno Butter”

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    Tieghan — June 14, 2013 at 5:27 am

    This is awesome! Jalapeno butter! Yes please!

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    Crystinna — June 14, 2013 at 7:39 am

    First off I love this post I was just thinking about bad drivers this morning! My major pet peeve are “know it alls,” I come across that all the time at work who just ask questions just to see if your answer is as good as theirs! ugh. Aside from that I love this recipe perfect for an anytime BBQ! :)

    • Tessa replied: — June 14th, 2013 @ 8:11 am

      Oh isn’t that the worst?! I have customers at my work who do that all the time too and when they find I do have a good answer they say “okay just testing you to make sure you knew…” so annoying.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Holy amazingness! You had me at jalapeno butter, Tessa. This corn looks amazing – perfect for BBQs!

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    Melissa @ A Room for Two with a View — June 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Grilled corn is one of my all-time favorite summer foods and this recipe looks amazing! Jalapino butter? Yes, please!

    Tessa, I hope you will link up this wonderful recipe and others at my Foodie Friday Blog Hop at A Room for Two with a View. I know my readers would love it!

    Have a fantastic Foodie Friday and a wonderful weekend!


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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — June 14, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Oh yeah I have fresh, sweet corn in the fridge just waiting for something like this!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    marcie@flavorhtemoments — June 14, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I grill corn all the time, and I love the jalapeno butter idea. I’m going to have to use that one!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — June 14, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Oh my! I just bought some corn at the store and I think this will be perfect for Father’s Day!

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    sippitysup — June 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    A drizzle of lime and you’re done. GREG

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    sippitysup — June 15, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    … and by done I mean dinner. GREG

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    rachel — June 17, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    We had grilled corn with a zesty herb butter and grilled stuffed jalapenos with mango chutney last night ;-)

    You and I are going to have a lot of fun when we meet :-) LOL!

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