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Grilled Corn with Hot Honey Lime Sauce

Making grilled corn is easy and one of the most delicious ways to eat corn-on-the-cob. The grilling carmelizes the sugars in the corn and makes it so tasty!

Grilled corn-on-the-cob is one of my family's favorite BBQ food side dishes.  To make a good corn-on-the-cob dish be sure you are buying the best corn. The silks need to be a bit sticky and the corn should cover the pointed end. Look for cut ends that are still green, not brown. I like to completely remove the husks and the silks before cooking. It's the way my momma taught me.

Grilling corn from the raw state takes some time, so I like to wrap my corn in wet paper towels, then microwave them. The corn steams inside the paper towels. I remove the towels and stick them on the grill to get a few charred grill marks on the corn. I love that flavor!

I love to make compound butters to use on the corn.  This one uses The Spice House's Gateway to the North spice blend. It has a bit of maple sugar in it and some additional lime zest. It is so good!  You can make the butter ahead of time and that is a tip that saves you time.  Yay for saving time!

Grilled corn-on-the-cob is the perfect side dish for grilled steak, grilled pork steaks, and BBQ'd chicken. Sometimes, I'll eat it for lunch with a little heavy cream. Almost like eating dessert! 

Yield: 4

Grilled Corn with Hot Honey Lime Butter

Grilled corn is enhanced with butter compounded with hot honey and lime zest.
prep time: 12 Mcook time: 4 Mtotal time: 16 M


  • 4 corn on the cob
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 T lime zest
  • 1 T Gateway to the North spice
  • 1 T Honey
  • 1/4 t red chili flakes


How to cook Grilled Corn with Hot Honey Lime Butter

  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Soften butter.  
  3. Stir in honey, zest, spice, and chili flakes.
  4. Press into a butter mold and place in the refrigerator.
  5. Wrap corn in wet paper towels and microwave for 8 minutes.
  6. Unwrap corn and place on the grill until char marks appear.
  7. Remove corn and plate.
  8. Top each cob with a pat of the butter.
  9. Serve warm.
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  1. Great looking corn Terri. Grilling the corn does make it even more sweet and delicious and the compound butter adds a touch of elegance.

  2. Nothing says summer quite like sweet corn, does it! I've topped my sweet corn with flavored butters before but I don't think I've ever grilled it--must try this summer!

  3. You use the same microwave trick that I do when I'm going to grill corn! Great minds think alike, huh? :) I love compound butters, although I have to use a vegan butter now. I've made a lime version similar to your's, but never added honey. Will try that next time!

  4. We love grilled corn and your sweet and spicy butter sounds perfect on it

  5. I love making compound butters. Honey lime sounds amazing. Trying this very soon.

  6. I haven't made compound butter for corn. This looks delicious for grilled corn.


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