Grilled Corn with Flavored Butter

grilled corn(Serves 4-6)

Courtesy of Cook’s Illustrated #124

This recipe is designed to use with a disposable aluminum roasting pan that is at least 2 3/4″ deep.

1 recipe flavored butter (recipe follows)

1 13 by 9 inch disposable aluminum roasting pan

8 ears corn, husks and silk removed

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

salt and pepper

Place flavored butter in disposable pan.  Brush corn evenly with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste

Grill corn over hot fire, turning occasionally, until lightly charred on all sides, 5 to 9 minutes.  Transfer corn to pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.

Place pan on grill and cook, shaking pan frequently, until butter is sizzling, about 3 minutes.  Remove pan from grill and carefully remove foil, allowing steam to escape away from you.  Serve corn, spooning any butter in a pan over individual ears.

Basil and Lemon Butter

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/ teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.