Grilled Corn with Lime Salt

This simple yet delicious recipe is a variation of one found in Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller. I love making this in the summer alongside a grilled dish.


  • 4-6 White or yellow corn, shucked
  • 4-6 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ¼ Cup sea salt or kosher salt
  • Zest of one lime


Bring a large pot of water to boil. Heat a grill (charcoal or gas is fine). Take the lime zest and combine with the salt.  Set aside.

Once water is boiling, parboil the corn for 3 minutes or so, until slightly tender. Take the parboiled corn and finish cooking until tender on the grill. When done, take the butter and spread on corn. Finish my sprinkling the lime salt on corn. 

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About Corn:

  • Corn comes in different colors (white, yellow, pink, red, blue, purple, and black).  Each color contains its own unique health-supportive combination of antioxidant phytonutrients
  • 40% of all processed, pre-packaged foods sold in U.S. groceries currently contain some processed component of corn most often in the form of high fructose corn syrup  
  • An increasing trend in production of corn has been cultivation for non-food purposes (ethanol into gasoline and biofuel production)

Nutrient Profile:

  • Antioxidant phytonutrients
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Phosphorus
  • Niacin
  • Dietary fiber
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6

Health Benefits:

  • Antioxidant benefits
  • Digestive benefits
  • Blood Sugar benefits

Selection and Storage:

  • Choose corn stored out of direct sunlight as it is highly susceptible to microbial contamination upon exposure to heat
  • Look for corn whose husks are fresh and green, not dried out, that envelope the ear, and that do not fit too loosely around it
  • When examining kernels, they should be plump and tightly arranged in rows
  • Store corn in an air-tight container or tightly wrapped plastic bag in the refrigerator
  • Do not remove corn from its husks until you are ready to eat them as the husks protect its flavor

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