Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter

awesome mex street food

1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (minced)
1 tbsp lime juice
1 -1/2 tsp lime zest
12 medium ears sweet corn (husks removed)
Grated cotija cheese (optional)


In a small bowl, mix butter, cilantro, lime juice and lime peel. Shape into a log; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Wrap each ear of corn with a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 14 in. square).

Grill corn, covered, over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Meanwhile, cut lime butter into 12 slices. Remove corn from grill. Carefully open foil, allowing steam to escape. Serve corn with butter and, if desired, cheese. Yield: 12 servings.