5 Ways to Dress Up Corn on the Cob

Here are five ways to make your corn even more flavorful.

Corn on the Cob with Seasoned Salts

Summer corn barely needs embellishment, but if you're of the belief that more is more, here are five ways to amp up the flavor of your corn on the cob.

1. Sweet and spicy

Honey-Buttered Grilled Corn

Blend butter with honey and cayenne and spread it on the corn before grilling it (with the husks pulled back on) until it's tender.

2. Parmesan butter

Up the umami quotient of corn by basting it with a garlicky Parmesan butter as it grills (husks off).

3. Seasoning salts

Instead of adding ingredients to the butter, mix the salt with citrus zest or spices like smoked paprika.

4. Roasted garlic

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Garlic and Herbs
Grilling corn in the husks keeps it juicy and tender. © Kana Okada

For a less-fatty but still-creamy spread, mix roasted garlic into your butter.

5. Mayonnaise

Instead of just using butter, make Mexican-style corn: Spread it with mayonnaise, then give it a sprinkle of cheese and chile powder. Better yet, slather the corn with your own homemade flavored mayonnaise.

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