Grilled Sweet Corn with Basil Butter

Photo by Joseph De Leo, Prop Styling by Megan Hedgpeth, Food Styling by Simon Andrews

This simple basil butter offers a subtly peppery, aromatic flavor to one of our favorite grilled sides.

Active Time
30 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes


    • 1 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped basil
    • 1/2 tsp chopped thyme
    • 3/4 stick unsalted butter, softened
    • 8 ears corn in husks
    • Flaky or coarse sea salt for sprinkling


    1. Stir herbs into butter and let stand at room temperature while preparing corn.
    2. Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-hot charcoal (medium high for gas); see “Grilling Procedure)
    3. Pull husks back from corn, covered only if using a gas grill, turning frequently, until tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
    4. Serve with basil butter and salt.

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