Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Corn is my favorite summer vegetable. It tastes great cooked on the grill, steamed or boiled. The only dressing it needs is a little butter, salt and pepper. Today we are going to raise the bar a notch. Chipotle butter is easy to make and gives a flavor boost to anything it touches. This butter is perfect for that grilled corn or steak. Chipotle peppers have a complex smokey and fruity flavor. Sometimes a hint of chocolate will be tasted. You can adjust the heat level by increasing the amount of pepper used in the butter creation. Today we are using home smoked chipotles.

Chipotle Butter
  1. 1 stick of unsalted butter
  2. 2 chipotle peppers chopped fine (more if you like heat)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. a couple of sprigs parley chopped

Let the butter come to room temperature. Place in bowl and mix with other ingredients. Take a spatula and mix together. Take a sheet of was paper and place butter mixture into center. Roll and wrap into cigar shape. Place into refrigerator.

We took some fresh corn and removed husks. They were placed in a sheet of aluminum foil and butter was applied. Wrap tightly. These were cooked on a medium hot grill for about 10 minutes. Serve with favorite accompaniments. This corn was delicious. Flavored butters are easy to make. Try using other herbs and ingredients. Next time, some honey would bring this butter to a new level. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Zoomie said...

Wow, that looks like a great summer meal!