Sometimes plain old corn on the cob can be boring. You have it over and over again during the Summer, and it’s always the same. However, this July I’ve decided to remake corn on the cob, starting with this delicious recipe. The corn is grilled with the husks on, and then it’s coated with a spicy-sweet glaze. The glaze is a mixture of butter, maple syrup, garlic, and chipotle chiles.
It’s an easy recipe with extraordinary results. This corn is amazing and unlike any corn I’ve had before! The combination of maple syrup and chipotle chiles is perfect; the two ingredients balance each other out, so the glaze isn’t too sweet or too spicy. It’s a classic side with a modern twist, and it pairs well with everything from barbecued chicken to Cuban-style pork. Here’s the recipe.
- 8 ears corn
- 1/2 cup Grade B maple syrup
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 chipotle chiles in adobo, pureed
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped to a paste
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Peel away the outer husks on the corn without actually removing them. Remove the inner silky threads, then wrap the outer husk back around the ear. Soak the ears in water for 1 hour.
- In a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup, butter, chiles and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer over medium heat for about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
- Preheat a grill for medium heat. Grill the corn, turning occasionally, until the kernels are slightly charred, about 20 minutes. Brush with the maple butter.