I got the impression that our Mr Day has been enjoying corn on the cob that has been in our markets late spring. So I am going to pass on to him and readers a wonderful brush on butter that can add a little zest to corn. There are many ways that this butter can be spiced up to taste. It is just a matter of looking in the spice cupboard for chili powder, red pepper, black pepper( my favorite on corn), garlic powder, cilantro, chives or parsley. It also gives new life to frozen corn on the cob.
I microwave an ear sometimes as a snack late at night when I am sewing. I try to stay away from the cookies and cakes that I make for the grand kids. To microwave corn, you place an ear on a piece of wax paper large enough to wrap around it and twist the ends shut. But before you wrap it, slather or brush on some butter and seasonings. I don’t use plastic wrap because some of them melt in the microwave around the corn. My microwave is a inexpensive one from Wallmart so it is only 800 watts. It takes about 3 to 4 minutes on high to cook a fresh ear. So it takes less time in a higher watt microwave.
This butter can be made ahead of time and stored in a small container. I keep a little jar of this butter in the refrigerator to use even on cut corn when I serve it. I double or triple the recipe so I don’t have to make it as often. If you are on a fat free diet this is a good addition to your menu.
Honey Mustard Butter
1 tablespoon low fat margarine or margarine softened
2 tablespoons of mustard any kind you like
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
Mix in a small bowl. Warm it a little to brush on ears.
TIP…I use jars to store in since I am on a tight budget. I just save the ones that meet my needs with their lids. Since there has been so much coverage on the air ways about chemicals being released from plastics into our foods, it maybe better for you to use glass where ever you can.