Grilled Corn with Fish Sauce and Scallions

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

In this easy, Vietnamese-inspired side, fresh corn is grilled then topped off with a mixture of melted butter, sambal oelek, lime juice, and fish sauce—which adds umami but doesn't overpower. The results are deeply flavorful, slightly spicy, and wholly delicious ears of corn perfect for a lively summer cookout.


  • 6 ears corn, shucked

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving

  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions


  1. Heat a grill to medium-high. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until tender and charred in places, about 10 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Brush over corn; serve with lime wedges on the side.

    grilled corn with fish sauce and scallions served with lime wedges
    Kate Sears
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