When I was a little girl I looked forward to the summer because it seemed like that was when my mom cooked all my favorite foods! Hot dogs, baked beans, sweet corn on the cob and watermelon were on the menu weekly if I remember correctly. Now that I’m an adult I’ve ditched the hot dogs in favor of veggie dogs but I still love corn on the cob! My mom liked to boil her sweet corn. I think grilling corn on the cob brings out its flavor a little more.
These days I don’t wait for the sultry days of summer to roll around to enjoy hot, fresh corn on the cob! No Siree! Thanks to Florida Growers healthy, fresh corn on the cob is available year round and I take advantage of that. Unlike my mom who served canned corn (which is ok in a pinch) or frozen corn (which is tasty too), I tend to favor corn on the cob because it’s so delicious, versatile and healthy!
I was Blessed to receive a few bucks from Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Sunshine Sweet Corn so I could purchase some fresh, sweet corn on the cob for my family to enjoy! Can you say YUM!? Hubby and I had been away all week on vacation and Hubby the Hubster actually said “Oh thank God, a home cooked meal!” That made me feel really good! I love dining out but there’s something comforting about a home cooked meal with the family. My daughter found out I was preparing corn on the cob for dinner and she couldn’t get home fast enough! I thought that was hilarious! She drove an hour from her house to mine just to eat corn on the cob!
I love to try new recipes but when it comes to corn on the cob I really think that simple is best! Hubby likes to wrap sweet corn in foil and place it on the grill to cook. But you can also grill fresh sweet corn right in the husk to save time, or shuck it and brush it lightly with oil before placing the fresh ears of sweet corn directly on the grill for a sweet smoky flavor.
What could be better than grilled corn infused with flavor of dill flavored butter (I used light butter so this recipe is practically guilt free!) When I tell you that this was the perfect way to end a warm summer evening that is an understatement! Pure joy! Mmmm… If you like your corn a little spicy add a little cracked black pepper. No salt is really needed.
Fresh Corn with Dilled Butter
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon dried dillweed
- 4 ears fresh Supersweet corn, husks removed
Preheat grill or broiler. In a small bowl, combine butter and dill. Place corn on grill or broiler rack, about 4 inches from heat source. Brush lightly with butter mixture. Grill, turning once, until golden, about 8 minutes. Brush with remaining butter mixture. Be sure to stop by the Sunshine Sweet Corn website and check out all their Grilled Corn Recipes!
Sunshine Sweet corn on the cob is fun to eat, delicious and healthy! Corn is a whole grain that’s full of fiber; folate and two antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin that help promote healthy vision and protect the eyes. Whole grains, like Supersweet Corn, are an essential part of a healthy diet that have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems.
Check out these tips ‘n tricks from Kelsey Banfield, the Naptime Chef for purchasing and storing fresh sweet corn on the cob!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Sunshine Sweet Corn. I was reimbursed to purchase Sweet Corn and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.