Not cocoa butter. CocoNUT butter. Oh. My. God. This is the new magic ingredient. I ran across it at Whole Foods today. I swear the makers aren't paying me to say this. This stuff is tastes like dinner on the beach.
It's not coconut oil*, either (which I do love). It is made from whole coconut flesh. It's raw, organic, and does not stand up to a lot of direct heat. You won't be frying in it.
You will, however, be slathering it on the ears of corn your going to wrap in foil and put next to the coals in your grill.
- Slather each shucked ear of corn with a tablespoon of coconut butter.
- Dust moderately with the Thai spice*.
- Lay the ear on a foil rectangle.
- Lay a handful (about 5 tablespoons) of chopped cilantro on one side of the corn.
- Seal up the foil.
- Put the packages right down next to the pre-readied coals on the grill.
- Cook them about half an hour, then open up the foil to let the steam out.
- Squeeze a 1/4 of fresh lime over each ear just before serving.
* If you're worried about the fattiness of coconut oil, remember that olive oil is a fat, too. And them google "coconut oil"+nutrition. You'll be surprised. It's a very healthy oil.
** I used a mixture I found at Whole Foods, called "Thai Garden Sweet Heat Asian Blend." It's a combination of coriander, red pepper flakes, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic, black pepper, basil, cardamom, and cloves.