I salivate at the thought of gnawing tender corn kernels, bursting with sweet juice, right off of a grilled corn cob.
I salivate at the thought of gnawing tender corn kernels, bursting with sweet juice, right off of a grilled corn cob. I also love cilantro (it must be genetic
) so much that I'll eat a sprig of it just to perk up my palate. So when Sara showed off her recipe for chili-lime corn
, I swooned.
Inspired, I went to the store, picked up a few plump ears of yellow corn, and got the Weber sizzling. Like Sara, I wanted a cob topping that would both play up the sweetness of the corn and counterbalance it with a bright cilantro flavor. But unlike her, I wanted to make cilantro sing as a the star of the condiment. To do this, I majorly upped the herb ante and cut out the chili powder. The result? A topping that's pure cilantro — a perfect, herbaceous match for yellow or white corn.
Keep reading to get the simple recipe.