There is corn everywhere!!
This past weekend, the mr and I were out and about in the sticks of Vermont and got an eyeful of this very familiar sight of corn fields forever. It's just part of the landscape.. Blue sky, big lush mountains, little rives and big fields of corn. It is ever so lovely… and so telling. Tall high corn fields just means two things. 1.We will be eating lots of corn, and, 2. the summer is winding down. So soon we will be talking apples and root veggies, but until then, we will just eat the corn and revel in what I consider one of the best and most beautiful times of the year here in Vermont.
And after seeing all the corn (and we have been getting a bunch in the farmshare) I realized that I need to step up my corn game.
What better why to fancy up some corn then to fancy up the stuff people like to smother on it…. butter.
Whenever I think about butter, I think about my sister, the one that, as a little kid, used sneak to the kitchen and eat whole sticks of butter. This (to me) just seemed like a pretty gross option for a snack, but you know, whatever floats your boat I guess.
Bur after making making this coconut butter, I can see the draw, for I would sure love to eat the entire contents of a jar of this butter. (I have been eating a spoonful here and there)
Lime cilantro coconut butter.. Its my new thing…corn or not.
The stuff. We have some lovely, super fresh from the farm, corn on the cob. Then for the coconut butter we have , unsweetended coconut flakes, a lime, som ecilantro and salt.
Dump coconut flakes into a food processor. Turn to on and let it go.
After about 7 minutes… you coconut will start to clump together and look like this. And maybe you are like, "this shit isn't going to happen".. well be patent. Scrap the coconut off the sides and keep the processor going.. scraping down the sides whenever you need to.
And eventually, after another 8-10 minutes, it will turn into this.. a nice creamy buttery butter.
Now add in the zest of the lime, the lime juice, a pinch of salt, and cilantro into the butter. Turn processor back on until combined.
And you got yourself some freak yeah cilantro lime coconut butter… ready to smother your corn with.
This amount is good for 6-8 corn cobs… Any extra is excitlent on any veggies, bread, cake, or spoon.
And stick that butter in a jar.
I dare you not to eat a spoonful right now. (I licked the bowl down clean)
So I hope I am not being presumptuous when I think that you know how to cook corn. Or maybe you have a specific way you like to cook your corn. But just in case, husk corn and stick either in a pot and boil until cooked,(about 8-10 minutes) or like me, char on the grill, or under the broiler.
So cook some corn….And smother it with the butter.
And there you have it, some freak yeah amazing lime cilantro coconut butter smothered on some corn.
So good…..so good.
Have a great day!
Cilantro Lime Coconut Butter Smothered Corn on the Cob
- 1 1/2 cups dried unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 lime
- 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro (about a 1/4 cup chopped)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
- freshly cooked corn on the cob
Note. Any extra butter is good on anything and everyhitng!!!
Place coconut into a food prosser and turn to on. Prosse until coconut start to stick to sides. Stop, scrap down bowl, then conuitne to process. Repet this until the coconut has turned into a creamy buttery goodness.
Add the juice, the zest, a pinch of salt, and the cilantro to the butter. Pulse until combined. If you want to add in a little coconut oil here to make it a little smoother, go for it.
Scoop into a jar. When your corn is hot and ready, smother butter all over.
And eat. There swill be stuff stuck in your teeth..Don't worry about it. Think of it as a snack for later.