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.


  • 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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