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Basil Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob

It’s a beautiful day here, and I’m so thankful for it!  The rain has taken a little break, and the sun is out.  I tell you I need that sun…I really think I’m solar powered…when that sun is shining I’m like a different person.  The world seems better, nicer and altogether full of endless opportunities!  So today I’m getting out into my garden and getting down to business.  With all the rain we’ve had my garden has been sadly neglected.  I’m only about 75% done, and still need to plant more herbs and more veggies.  With our summers being so short I’m trying something new this year, so I’m planting seedlings instead of seeds, and I’m crossing my fingers for a more bountiful harvest this year!

One veggie that I wish I could grow is corn.  But in these tiny suburban yards with funny sun, it’s just not possible for me.  But that’s ok because around here we have some of the most flavourful corn in the world…everyone waits patiently for Taber corn!  Although Taber corn isn’t ready yet, what I have found in my grocery store is soooo good.  Corn must be in season somewhere!  I seriously could serve corn on the cob several times a week, but it can get kind of boring.  I seem to boil my corn all the time, but there is another easy (and more delicious) way to serve it up…use your BBQ!

It’s summertime so we should be out grilling!  There’s nothing more easy and delicious than BBQ roasted corn on the cob!  The corn boils & roasts in butter and fresh herbs…seriously yum.



Basil Butter Roasted Corn on the Cob


  • 8 cobs of corn (husks & silk removed)
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced (optional))
  • pinch of paprika
  • pinch of brown sugar
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • extra basil for garnish


  1. Preheat your BBQ to medium heat.
  2. In a bowl combine the melted butter with the basil, paprika, brown sugar, salt & pepper and garlic if you are using it.
  3. Place each cob of corn in it’s own sheet of tin foil.
  4. Brush each cob of corn generously with the butter mix.
  5. Wrap each cob tightly in the tin foil.
  6. Place the corn cobs onto the grill and cook for about 20 minutes, making sure to turn the cobs often or they will burn.
  7. When they are done, you can sprinkle a little fresh basil on the cobs and serve!

Recipe adapted from All Fired Up!

What’s fantastic about this recipe too, is that you can customize it any way you like!  If you don’t love basil, try oregano.  Or try a combo of thyme, basil, and chives.  The flavour combinations are endless!  Go ahead, get creative!

I hope the weather is gorgeous where you are and that you’re soaking up the sunshine!  Have a fabulous weekend!  (We’re having a garage sale…boo…)

Have a delicious day!

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    June 8, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    My husband is a farmer, he grows corn and soybeans. Every summer they plant a plot of sweet corn in the middle of our little town of just over 100 people, and anyone who wants some can and go and pick their own. So I get plenty of corn in the summer! I’ve made a cilantro butter to put on it in the past, I’ll have to try this as well!

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      June 9, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      That sounds like the best idea – how fun! And I looooove cilantro butter! Yummm

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    June 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    I love all the spices and corn of course! I will be trying this for sure! I just pinned it so I won’t forget and started following you on Pinterest! thanks for the inspiration!
    glad to have found your blog today through Its Overflowing party!

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      June 9, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Thank you so much for pinning! And I’m glad you found me too! 😉

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    Sephanie R
    June 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    I LOVE corn, and I love that it is so super cheap this time of the year. I will have to give this recipe a try.

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      June 9, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      We love corn too SO much! And it’s so sweet right now…yummmmm

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    June 10, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    This sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to try it–we are just starting to get corn where I live. Yummy!

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    Kate (This Mom)
    June 10, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    I’m not a veggie lover, but I have a weakness for buttery corn on the cob! (Some may argue the nutritional value, but I still consider it a serving of vegetables!) Thanks for the recipe; can’t wait to try it!
    Oh, and congrats on making the SavvyMom list!

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    June 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    This corn looks so good. Summer time always seems like such a great time for corn on the cob. New follower from Craft o Maniac monday hop. Following on twitter and pinterest.

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