Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"It's like buttah!"

One of my favorite things in the summer is grilled corn.  I soak it in water, leave it in the husks and grill 'em up.  As a kid, oh heck even as an adult, the best thing about when it was done was to cover it with buttah and salt.  It just all seemed to go together and don't get me wrong, it still does.  But what do you do when you want to cut back on the table salt but not sacrifice flavor?   Herb butter baby!


For the Mr and I, I use 1/2 tbsp of light butter and chop up some of my favorite herbs from the garden.  In this instance I used chopped basil.  But I've also used chopped rosemary, thyme, chives and even pineapple sage.  It is DELICIOUS!  Put some fresh ground pepper on top as well and holy yum!

What are your healthy summertime cooking/grilling tips?

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24 comments:

  1. I was never too fond of corn as a kid. My family would eat corn on the cob and I would always skip it and one of my brothers would gladly eat my share. If only I had known then just how good it could actually be. The herb butter takes that up yet another notch. Who needs salt?!

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    1. Yeah I remember when I made that for a family cookout here once and my uncle raved about the corn. Just think if I'd known about the herb butter then? :)

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  2. Where do you find your light butter?
    I've only found it ONCE here in CT and never since...

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    1. Trader Joe's carries a brand called Balade I think. The tub is pretty small but I guess it encourages us not to eat too much of it. ;)

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    2. I'll have to look next time I'm there!
      That store is dangerous to my wallet though

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  3. Corn on the cob might be my favorite food. We eat it repeatedly all summer--hubby is even growing some in our garden this year. But, until our corn is ripe, I am buying it now from the grocery store and hope it is soon available from the produce markets that will be springing up on the corners any day now. I have discovered, after years of slathering up my corn with real butter, that it tastes just fine with a few sprays of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter." Your recipe sounds great, I may have to try that.

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    1. Our farmers markets have just started getting it in and looking forward to grilling some up this weekend. We've got that spray but I rarely use it. For 25 calories, I'll use the real stuff and do a few more minutes of cardio. ;)

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  4. Yum!! my summer fav..growing up in India..the vendors at the beach would grill them on pieces of hot coal in a metal pan. they wud take a half lemon and dip it in a mixture of salt and chilli powder and rub it in on the cob...so good, u dont even need butter:P....

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    1. http://chezshuchi.com/images/India_2011%20331.JPG

      here is a link to that:)

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    2. Will have to check it out! Sounds delish!

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  5. Last summer I made chipotle lime butter, O M G!!! Delicious!

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  6. I love corn on the cob too. So good. I love to add cilantro to it, or anything really. Most of the time if the corn is sweet enough I just eat it without anything. I'm not big on grilling but everything just tastes better that way in the summer.

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    1. Yep we've done 'em au naturale as well at the height of the season!

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  7. I concur, grilled corn is the best thing about summer. :) Yum!

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  8. Oh Gawd I love corn! That looks scrum-diddly-umptious! I like my corn with avocado and cherry tomatoes! I've got to try the herb butter idea..it screams SUMMAH... BUTTAH SUMMAH!

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  9. I think I've mentioned it before but my favorite all-time topping to baked potatoes is cottage cheese and chives from my garden....yowza!!! I just did a little somethin' somethin' to our corn this weekend of butter with a tiny pinch of chili powder...yum! I'll also add a wee bit of Cholula sauce as well to give it some kick.

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    1. I bet the Mr would love that! I'm going to make some chipotle butter this weekend in addition to the herb butter for a cookout. Yum!

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  10. This is such a great idea!! I'm going to try it next time I buy fresh corn.

    I love to grill peppers and asparagus on the BBQ and then make a cold salad with it. So yummy.

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    1. Yay! I hope you like it!

      I LOVE asparagus on the grill, YUM!

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  11. Chesapeake Old Bay seasoning on my corn for me! Nothing is yummier!

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