Grilled Sweet Corn w/Cilantro Pesto Butter

Grilled Sweet Corn w/Cilantro Pesto Butter
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Recipe type: Side Dish
 

Ingredients
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Fresh hot pepper to taste (habanero is great in moderation!)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves & stems, washed, dried, & coarsely chopped
  • ¼ c. sunflower oil
  • 4 ears corn
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

Instructions
  1. Make cilantro pesto: In a food processor, pulse garlic, pumpkin seeds, hot pepper if using, salt & pepper until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add lime juice & cilantro & pulse while pouring in sunflower oil, until pesto-y.
  3. Combine 2 to 3 Tbsp. with softened butter (remaining pesto keeps in fridge for a week or so or freezes beautifully).
  4. Grill or boil corn, & spread with cilantro butter & serve.