Grilled Corn with Jalapeno-Garlic Butter

With this being Memorial day weekend and the kick off of summer I thought I would share a dish that would be a great addition to any BBQ. If sweet corn on the cob doesn’t scream summer BBQ then I don’t know what does.  Corn was a pretty common component to many of our family BBQs . Mostly we just had it grilled with a little butter, which of course is perfect, but I decided to add a little something different when I made these the other day. For this recipe, I wrapped the corn in aluminum foil and grilled it. Then I cut the kernels from the cob and tossed them in a mixture of melted butter with sauteed jalapenos and garlic. The spiciness is the perfect compliment to the sweetness of the corn.

While I take this corn off the cob, mainly because eating corn on the cob with Ryan is not fun unless you like wearing kernels, it would be possible for you to leave the corn on the cob. Simply brush the jalapeno-garlic butter onto the grilled corn cob.

Grilled Corn with Jalapeno-Garlic Butter Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 4 ears of corn, silk and husks removed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper



Preheat your grill on the high setting.


Wrap the corn cobs in aluminum foil. Cook on hot grill for 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for several minutes.


Meanwhile, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Once melted add jalapeno and garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until jalapeno is softened.


Once corn has cooled enough to handle it, remove the aluminum foil. Holding the corn upright, use a sharp knife to cut the kernels from the cob. (Note: I would do this into a bowl so you don't have kernals flying everywhere. I learned the hard way). Once all of the kernels are cut from the cob, toss them with the butter mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.


Isn't that a simple way to jazz up a traditional favorite? Now grab some ribs, pass the beer, sit back and enjoy the sunshine. :) Enjoy!

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    September 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Love it! Just added some fresh herbs and off we go.

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    May 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    made this dish with the pulled pork enchilada recipe. amazing.

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    July 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    This recipe was a great inspiration for the bag of frozen corn I had sitting in my freezer! Thanks!

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    July 9, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Des

    I don’t have a grill, so I was wondering can I broil them, if so do I have to wrap them in foil also.

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      July 10, 2009 at 8:00 am

      Hi Jackie, you can certainly cook these in the oven. When I do, I preheat the oven to 450, shuck the corn, wrap it in aluminum foil and cook for about 20 minutes. Hope this helps!

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    May 30, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Mindy, I didn’t realize that corn wasn’t popular in France, hopefully you can get your hands on some. Although, being in France I am sure you have access to all kinds of wonderful food. I’m jealous!
    Thanks elizabeth and megan!
    You’re welcome finsmom and Jd!
    Thanks Michelle!
    I hope you enjoy it Mrs. L!
    Thanks Cathy!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer
    May 27, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Perfection!! OMG love the Jalapeno butter idea.. I can think of so many things this butter would play well with!!

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    Mrs. L
    May 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I love the wonderful flavor jalapeno imparts on food so I’ll defiantly give this a try.

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    May 26, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Sounds perfect for a cook-out.

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    May 26, 2009 at 1:03 am

    That corn looks really, really lovely!

    I can’t wait to make it – thanks for the great idea…

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    May 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

    What a great way to use summer corn. We live in an area with LOTS of corn, so I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thanks for sharing!

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    May 24, 2009 at 4:18 am

    This looks delicious! Love the kick of jalapeno!

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    Elizabeth F.
    May 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm


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    May 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    This sounds great! I’ll have to try it when we get back to the States–corn isn’t that popular here in France, so can be a little hard to find.