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Grilled Corn with Garlic Butter

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Corn on the cob is a summer must have. Fresh from local farm stands, I love it boiled without any butter or salt. Recently I bought some corn at a local supermarket. The dinner I was planning was pretty basic; grilled chicken breasts, green salad and corn on the cob. I decided I needed to add some pizazz to the meal. I had a head of garlic in the fridge and some fresh chives. I grilled the corn instead of boiling it and topped it with roasted garlic butter and chives. Oh so good! A simple yet fun twist on a classic.

6 ears of corn
2 tablespoons of butter
1 head of garlic
1 tablespoon of chopped chives
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Partially husk the corn so there is a thin layer of husks on the corn. Soak the corn in water for twenty minutes. While the corn is soaking, preheat grill on high. Cut the top off the head of garlic so the garlic is showing. Spread a tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the garlic. Wrap in foil and put on the grill. Grill on high for 15 minutes. Lower the heat on the grill to low. Continue to grill the garlic on low heat while the corn is grilling. Take the corn out of the water and grill on low heat for twenty minutes turning every 10 minutes. If the corn is not getting dark enough for your liking, peel back the husks completely and turn more frequently.

Garlic butter:
Melt the butter in a saucepan. The garlic is cooked when it is fragrant and soft. It will pop out of the peel with a spoon. Add to the butter and mash it until it is incorporated. Drizzle over the corn and top with fresh chives.

Enjoy! -holly


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