Curry butter corn on the cob is a fantastic way to enjoy one of the season's sweetest vegetables. Make extra curry butter to keep on hand.
I've lost track of how many times we've eaten corn in the past couple of weeks. When corn is as sweet as it is in August, it seems a crying shame not to eat it with every dinner. Usually we grill it or boil it, but if we're not eating it straight off the cob, we're including it in fresh salsas or light corn chowders.
Corn on the cob is fantastic with just a little butter and salt, but when you're eating it every night (heck yeah!), adding a shot of flavor to the butter is an easy way to switch things up.
This curry butter corn recipe isn't rocket science, but sometimes the simplest ideas are the most satisfying. Smash some room temperature butter in a bow with the back of a fork, and stir in some curry powder, ground cumin and salt. When the corn is still warm, either straight off the grill or out of the pot, dollop on the curry butter and let it soak into the sweet kernels.
What are some other butter combinations you could use?
- Smoked paprika and crushed rosemary
- Cumin, chili powder and paprika
- Lime zest and chopped chipotle peppers
- Basil pesto and Parmesan cheese
- Garlic and parsley
The options are endless!
Healthy corn recipes:
Cookin' Canuck's Light Turkey (or Chicken) & Corn Chowder
Cookin' Canuck's Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Garden Matters' Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad
Pinch of Yum's Summer Bliss Bowls
Celebrating Sweets' Corn, Tomato & Tortellini Pasta Salad
Curry Butter Corn on the Cob Recipe
- 4 corn cobs
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
- ¾ teaspoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon minced cilantro if desired
- Cook the corn as desired, either grilled, boiled or roasted.
- In a small bowl, combine the butter, curry powder, cumin and salt. Smash with the back of a fork and stir until combined.
- Spread the butter on the warm corn. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired. Serve.
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Justine | Cooking and Beer
Anything that involves curry is a winner in my book...especially when corn is involved! SO creative!
Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient
Great springboard ideas, I make a garlic butter often, but haven't explored other combinations like this very much. Sounds delish!!
Allison - Celebrating Sweets
What a great idea! That is some gorgeous corn! It looks perfect. Thanks for sharing my tortellini salad. 🙂
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
This is SUCH a brilliant idea! I love corn this time of year, too, and while I normally just serve it with salt, pepper, and a large pat of butter, this? Well, this curry butter sounds like the best way to step up my game and continue enjoying one of my seasonal favorites!
Amanda | The Chunky Chef
Flavored corn on the cob is one of my favorite parts of summer!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
We love our butter on corn. I posted one of our favorites -- maple/chipotle butter. It is heavenly. We use it for everything. We've been making chipotle in adobo sauce so we always have some on hand. I'm anxious to try your curry.
Maryanne | the little epicurean
Curry butter sounds delightful! I'd love that on a baked potato!
Jessica - The Novice Chef
Ohh! Curry butter! I love this idea!
Michelle De La Cerda
Simple is delicious. I would love to try this savory butter on all sorts of things.