Fresh lime and smoky chipotles makes this compound butter the perfect match for sweet corn. When the corn season is over, try a bit melted on some grilled fish or chicken.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2006


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to high. Wrap each ear in foil. Place on the grill and cook, turning frequently, for 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and let stand in the foil while preparing the butter. Combine butter, lime zest, lime juice, chipotle and adobo sauce (or ground chipotle) and salt in a small bowl. Carefully unwrap the corn. Serve with the butter.



Note: Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with the Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 19.3g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 6.4g; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 15.3mg; vitamin a iu 369.7IU; vitamin c 7.5mg; folate 43.2mcg; calcium 4.6mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 38.1mg; potassium 279.5mg; sodium 224.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Amazing mouth-watering! Fresh and luscious. We look forward to it every summer! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best corn ever! Looking for a way to make corn without heating up the kitchen on a hot summer day? This recipe is a sure bet! Corn is easily prepared. The Chipotle-Lime Butter compliments the grilled corn so well and was such a big hit with our guests they spread it on their meat as well! Tip: we spread just a little of the Chipotle-Lime Butter on each cob before we grilled it to let it soak up some of the flavours as it cooked. Pros: Easy to make tastes great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The taste sensation of the lime and chipotle in the butter on fresh corn is such a treat it's hard to believe this is so easy to make. I used really good butter and super-sweet corn. I can hardly eat sweet corn any other way any more. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
i loved these corn i decided to take the corn off the cob and added all ingredients into a pan and cook through the out turn was delightful. A bit disappointed that the calories were 160-180 on one of these. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Great! But questionable nutrition... I've made this recipe several times since coming across it and the results seem to get better and better. It's light fast and offers a fair amount of heat. As a dietitian I have to question the accuracy of the nutritional information however. 1 serving is supposedly 129 calories. However 1 ear of corn is typically 100 calories and 1/2 tb butter is 50 calories so each serving is much more likely to be in the 160-180 calorie range. Pros: Fast Delicious Read More