Grilled Corn with Basil and Gorgonzola Cheese

Last year about this time I remember seeing the most delicious looking corn on the cob ever, called “Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter and Cotija Cheese”.

It was made by Jessica from “How Sweet Eats” and was topped with crumbled cheese, bits of bacon, butter and pepper.

What a super tasty combination of ingredients.

The fun thing about this recipe is that there are so many different options you can use for toppings.

I used some crumbled gorgonzola blue cheese that I had on hand and topped it with some fresh basil.

It was sooo easy to make and I can’t even tell you how delicious it was.

Seriously, it was so good that I ate two ears of it and then was too full to eat anything else for dinner.

Next time I have guests over for dinner I’m going to make this for them.

I know, I’ll have a corn-on-the-cob bar..….sort of like a taco bar.

For topping options I’ll include lots of butter, bits of bacon, a couple types of crumbled cheese, chopped basil, chopped cilantro, diced green onions…..and maybe some diced jalapenos.

Thank you for helping me think of this fun dinner idea that just occurred to me!

Here’s Jessica’s recipe on her site How Sweet Eats, and it’s also on one of my fave sites, Tasty Kitchen.

Have a nice weekend!   Update….this recipe was featured on NoshOn.It.  Thank you NoshOn.It!

Here are the ingredients:

Corn on the cob, coarse ground pepper, butter, crumbled gorgonzola blue cheese, and…..

….fresh basil.
Here’s how to make it:

Heat the grill on medium heat.

Remove the husk and silk from the ears of corn.

Add the ears of corn to the grill….

….shut the lid on the BBQ….

….and every few minutes, open the lid and turn the corn so that it doesn’t sit in one place too long and burn.

Continue turning them every few minutes until the corn turns a dark color in various places on each ear of corn (about 15 minutes).

While the corn is grilling, lay the butter in each serving dish….or on a medium size plate.

Then add 3 tablespoons of the crumbled cheese on top of the butter (reserve 1 tablespoon of crumbled cheese for garnish) and….

….add the pepper on top of the cheese.

As soon as the corn is done,

while it’s still hot from the grill,

lay each ear of corn on top of the butter, cheese, and pepper mixture.

Then push down and roll the ears of corn into the butter mixture so that the corn is coated on all sides.

Top each ear of corn with the remaining crumbled cheese.

Garnish with chopped basil or basil that’s cut into thin strips.

Serve warm as a side dish or go meatless and serve with salad.

Enjoy!

Amazingly delicious.

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Grilled Corn with Basil and Gorgonzola Cheese

Yield: Serves 3

Ingredients:

3 Ears of Corn
2 tablespoons of softened Butter
¾ teaspoon coarse ground Black Pepper
4 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
2 tablespoons chopped Basil (or cut into thin strips)

Adapted from “Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter and Cotija Cheese”; How Sweet Eats, and Tasty Kitchen.

Directions:

Heat the grill on medium heat. Remove the husk and silk from the ears of corn. Add the ears of corn to the grill and shut the lid on the BBQ. Every few minutes, open the lid and turn the corn so that it doesn’t sit in one place too long and burn. Continue turning them every few minutes until the corn turns a dark color in various places on each ear of corn (about 15 minutes).

While the corn is grilling, lay the butter in each serving dish, or on a medium size plate. Then add 3 tablespoons of the crumbled cheese on top of the butter (reserve 1 tablespoon of crumbled cheese for garnish). Add the pepper on top of the cheese.

As soon as the corn is done, while it’s still hot from the grill, lay each ear of corn on top of the butter, cheese, and pepper mixture. Then push down and roll the ears of corn into the butter mixture so that the corn is coated on all sides. Top each ear of corn with the remaining crumbled cheese.

Garnish with chopped basil or basil that’s cut into thin strips. Serve warm as a side dish or go meatless and serve with salad.

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8 Responses to “Grilled Corn with Basil and Gorgonzola Cheese”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 22, 2012 at 1:27 am

    o boy…these grilled corns look out of this world delicious! Gorgeous colours.

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 22nd, 2012 @ 9:31 am

      Hi Angie, thank you!

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    lena — July 23, 2012 at 9:08 am

    i just cant stop admiring your photos..!

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:10 am

      Hi Lena, thank you very much. It’s one of my favorite things about having a food blog….I love to take the photos. Have a great day!

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    Baker Street — July 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Oh these look incredible! LOVE the idea of having the butter cheese and pepper on the plate and all of it just melting on the warm grilled corn. Mmmm…

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 23rd, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

      Thank you!

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    Kim Bee — August 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This looks ridiculously good. Love the photos.

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 8th, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

      Thank you Kim!

      Reply

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