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Steamed Corn on the Cob with Orange-Oregano Butter

Serving sweet corn with a flavored butter, like this one with zest and herbs, makes it even more delectable.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2004


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 ears corn, shucked


  1. Stir together butter, zest, chives, and oregano. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

  2. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil over medium-high heat in a large, covered, stockpot. Place corn in pot vertically, stem ends down; cover, and steam corn until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Transfer corn to a large bowl. Toss with some of the butter; season with salt and pepper. Serve with remaining butter.

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