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.

Get the Recipe: Honey-Buttered Grilled Corn

2. Parmesan butter

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

Get the Recipe: Smoky Grilled Corn with Parmesan Butter

3. Seasoning salts

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

Get the Recipe: Spicy Herb Salt

4. Roasted garlic

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Garlic and Herbs
Credit: © Kana Okada

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

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Garlic and Herbs

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.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn with Cotija and Quicos