Grilled Corn and Game Changer #29 Betty Fussell

Betty Fussell knows what it is like to be an American.
She has been writing about it for over 50 years.
She is number 29 of Gourmet Women Game Changers.
She is most notably an American writer and cookbook author.
Her eleventh book is entitled The Life And Times of American Beef.
Who would not love that?
She is the ex wife of military historian and literary critic Paul Fussell.
Her book My Kitchen Wars is a seething account of her decade long marriage to him.
I  picked my recipe from her cookbook The Story of Corn.
I hope you like it.

Grilled Corn with Tarragon-Chipotle Butter

adapted from The Story of Corn
1 medium orange
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
1/2 teaspoon pureed chipotle chili in adobo
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 stick butter at room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh chopped tarragon leaves
6 ears fresh sweet corn in husks
Using a sharp knife or vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the orange. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze half of the orange to get approximately 1/2 cup of juice. In a food processor or blender, blend orange zest, juice, anchovy paste, chipotle, lemon, scallions and dried tarragon. Puree until smooth.
In a small sauce pan heat the butter until bubbling. With the motor running in the food processor or blender add the butter through the opening at the lid. When the mixture is smooth, transfer to a dish and stir in the fresh tarragon.
Prepare a grill to medium low. Turn back the husk of the corn, not removing them all the way. Rinse the ears of corn and remove the silk. Place the corn on the grill to steam 5-8 minutes. Transfer the corn to a platter and gently remove the husks and put the ears back on the grill, turning just enough to scorch slightly on all sides.
Brush the hot corn with the seasoned butter. Pass extra in a serving dish.

The following bloggers are also featuring the recipes of Betty Fussell today.
 I hope you’ll visit all of them.

Val – More Than Burnt Toast, Joanne – Eats Well With Others, Taryn – Have Kitchen Will Feed Susan – The Spice Garden, Claudia – A Seasonal Cook in Turkey, Heather – girlichef
Miranda – Mangoes and Chutney, Jeanette – Healthy Living, April – Abby Sweets
Katie – Making Michael Pollan Proud, Mary – One Perfect Bite, Kathleen – Bake Away with Me
Viola – The Life is Good Kitchen, Sue – The View from Great Island, Barbara – Movable Feasts Kathleen – Gonna Want Seconds, Amy – Beloved Green, Linda – Ciao Chow Linda
Linda A – There and Back Again, Martha – Lines from Linderhof, Nancy – Picadillo
Mireya – My Healthy Eating Habits, Annie – Most Lovely Things,
Claudia – Journey of an Italian Cook

Stay tuned next week when we feature Barbara Tropp

Peace be with you,

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14 Responses to “Grilled Corn and Game Changer #29 Betty Fussell”

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    Heather @ — January 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Cooking corn on the cob over an open fire is one of my favorite things in the world. Love the sound of her butter. Delicious pick this week =)


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    bellini — January 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I definitely do like it! Corn on the cob has to be a favourite around here when in season. I could have it every day!


  3. #
    Miranda — January 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! Grilled corn on the cob is one of my favorites. These look so great.


  4. #
    Mary — January 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I love the recipe you chose to share with us. It looks delicious and will be a favorite in our house. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary


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    Susan Lindquist — January 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Mmm! That corn looks so gorgeous! I bet the spiciness is terrific!

    Happy New Year, Veronica! Blessings to you and your family!


  6. #
    Eliotseats — January 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I love anything with chipotles, I cant wait to try this on the grill this summer. I love your Game Changers posts b/c I learn a lot about people I have never heard of. Quite educational. (And tasty, too!)


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    Kathy — January 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    It is so cold and wintery here in NJ and that grilled corn looks so incredible!!
    Wishing I could bite into a piece. Nice job!


  8. #
    Jeanette — January 7, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Wow, that butter has some flavor in it, so complex!


  9. #
    Taryn (Have Kitchen, Will Feed) — January 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Yum! This will be great this summer.


  10. #
    Mzungu — January 8, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Great photos, the corn looks so good …….


  11. #
    Yesim — January 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Grilled corn!! i love it.. we do at home sometimes and sometimes boil.. in Turkey it s so famous.. u can find it on streets 🙂


  12. #
    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen — January 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Yum – delicious looking corn. It has me drooling. Thanks for the intro to Betty Fussel. Must check out her writing.

    Happy 2012. Hope it is a peaceful, prosperous one for you and your family.


  13. #
    Lizzy Do — January 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Your beautiful corn makes me long for summer! Great dish and presentation~


  14. #
    Mari — January 19, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Great recipe! I am not surprised that many like it. At home we love grilled corn, with this chili seasoning and butter we will be more than please.
    I am glad to have visit your blog.

    Have a great evening 🙂


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