This recipe for Grilled Corn with Spicy Lime Butter came about with me opening the fridge to see how I could spice up the usual grilled corn with a bit more that just butter and salt. I have never been to Mexico where elotes are classic street food so at the time did not know I was actually just imitating quite a popular dish.
I am used to only eat corn on the cob slathered with butter and sprinkled with some seasalt. The sweet and salty combination with the richness of the melted butter proves once again that simple can be really delicious. But the mood grabbed me and I decided to add some extras to the usual butter and I think the outcome is really good.
It is also one of those recipes that’s not really a recipe but more of a suggestion. You can add and omit any ingredients as you please. This version is a combination of equal amounts butter and cream cheese (or creamed cottage cheese), a good dash of hot chilli sauce, honey and lime juice. Add to that some freshly chopped parsley and you are set. You could replace the cream cheese with a hard cheese like parmesan (that would be so good), add some fresh garlic and swop the parsley for some chives or coriander.
Any leftover butter is a good thing. Slather it on top of some baked potatoes or a piece of toasted sourdough bread. Enjoy!
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- 70g butter (softened)
- 70g cream cheese/creamed cottage cheese
- 1 tsp hot chilli sauce (or more to taste depending on the sauce you use)
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp lime juice
- good pinch of sea salt and some ground black pepper
- small handful of chopped fresh parsley
- Mix all the ingredients, taste and add more hot sauce, honey or lime juice as preferred
- Spread over just grilled corn on the cob
- Enough for 4 - 6 ears of corn
A few other of my favourite vegetable recipes :