Grilled Corn with Mushroom-Miso Butter

Grilling corn concentrates its sweetness and gives it a nice smoky flavor, which pairs wonderfully with the compound butter's triple punch of umami from mushrooms, miso and Parmesan. Read more about this recipe here.

Grilled Corn with Mushroom-Miso Butter
Photo: Matthew Benson
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms (2 cups), stems trimmed, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon white miso

  • 8 corn, husked

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat grill to high.

  2. Combine mushrooms and miso in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring often, until the mushrooms soften into the miso, 6 to 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, oil the grill rack. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

  4. Combine butter and the mushroom mixture in a food processor. Process until smooth. (Alternatively, mash with a fork in a small bowl.) Season with salt.

  5. Spread some of the mushroom-miso butter onto each ear of corn. Sprinkle with Parmesan and crushed red pepper.

To make ahead

Refrigerate mushroom butter (Steps 2 & 4) for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 ear corn & 1 Tbsp. butter
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 440IU 9%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Potassium 330mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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