Grilled corn with coconut lime butter and pepper jack cheese Recipe

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25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
9 ingredients
2 servings
I usually grill corn with the stalks on to help steam the corn but I’ve been having this Mexican style grilled corn at the Taco Shack down the street and they grill the kernels directly over the flame. I was inspired to try the corn this way and it turned out great- nice and charred and smokey, and full of buttery flavor from basting it during the cooking process. As for the butter- well, it doesn’t get any better than coconut plus lime juice with a little sea salt added in. I generously basted the corn with butter during the grill process and finished the ears of corn with grated pepper jack cheese. In life, sometimes the simplest things are the best and that is true for this recipe!

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  • 2 ears of corn (depending on how many you are serving), with “fuzz” removed from the inside and husks removed or pulled back for grilling
  • 2 oz grated pepper jack cheese
  • one stick of butter, softened
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 1 tblsp grated coconut
  • sea salt (to taste)- i just put in a dash because i wanted to use the leftover butter on my toast for breakfast and didn’t want it overly salty. the salt is up to you.


Serving Size (1.5 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
grated pepper jack cheese, grated coconut