Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Grilled Corn with Lemon Thyme Butter

I'm a hamburger purist when I make them at home.  Ground chuck. Salt and pepper.  Hot grill.  Cheddar cheese.  Toasted bun.  That's all. No recipe. No fancy sauces, French cheeses, or caramelized anything.  Meat, cheese, bun.  I don't even do lettuce and tomato (and NEVER pickle, EVER).  John likes all that, but he wasn't here, so we had them my way.  :)

Now, on to the corn on the cob.  I just grilled it until it was brown, about 10 minutes total (with really fresh, sweet, summer corn you don't have to cook it forever) and slathered it with Lemon Thyme Butter.  Delicious. 

Lemon Thyme Butter

1 stick salted butter
1 teaspoon salt
zest and juice of one lemon
3-5 springs fresh thyme, leaves removed

Soften butter to room temperature (or in the microwave for 30 seconds or so).  Add zest and juice of one lemon and salt.  Mix it all together and add thyme.  Serve soft and spread on grilled corn.