Grilled Corn with Miso Butter 味噌バターコーン

Grilled Corn with Miso Butter  | Easy Japanese Recipes at

When we have BBQ meals, we always have a side of grilled corn.  The meal just doesn’t feel complete without a side of yummy grilled corns.  Fresh and naturally sweet corn is a wonderful side dish for both children and adults.  Our recent favorite corn recipe is Grilled Corn with Miso Butter using Hikari Miso‘s Organic Saikyo Sweet Miso.

I received many positive feedback about my miso recipes from readers who had thought miso is only for making miso soup.  The Japanese use miso paste for soup, marinade, dressing, sauce, pickling, and its importance as an ingredient is similar to soy sauce!  With my recent partnership with my favorite brand of miso, Hikari Miso, I look forward to sharing more miso recipes with you as I experiment with miso.

Today I used Saikyo Miso (sweet white miso, 西京味噌), which originated from the Kyoto area and commonly used in Kyoto or Western Japan (Kansai region).  If you like the flavor of Saikyo Miso, try this delicious Miso Cod recipe.

For the corn, you can remove husk completely before grilling, but today I kept it on so the grilled corn would look a little nicer for the photography.  I hope you give this recipe a try this summer!

Grilled Corn wtih Miso Butter | Easy Japanese Recipes at

To get the Grilled Corn with Miso Butter recipe, click here over at the Hikari Miso’s website!  Enjoy!

Hikari Miso Organic Saikyo Sweet MisoHikari Miso products will be available in Amazon soon (some are available already).  You can also buy Hikari Miso products in Japanese grocery stores (my local Japanese and Asian stores carry their product).

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hikari Miso.  To read more about my partnership with Hikari Miso, click click here.

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  1. Really nice food styling! That’s some of the best looking grilled corn I’ve seen – terrific job. Great recipe too – love the idea of miso butter. Very creative, and I’ll bet delish too. Thanks!

  2. What a clever use for miso Nami. And your photos are just beautiful. I love the colors. I recently read that miso is a great alternative to soy and teriyaki as condiments. I am enjoying these posts, because like many of your readers I really only ever used miso in soup.

  3. I totally agree, we need grilled corn for almost every meal in the summer time:-) Now I need to find this miso, it sounds awesome! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  4. Your industrious use of miso.. I like it. I try to use miso in a variety of ways too. Grilled miso chicken, miso pork stew, miso noodle dressing. Can’t get enough of the flavour. So complex, right? I have to try this miso butter for our family BBQ next week.

  5. What a great idea to brush miso butter on grilled corn. It’s perfect for summer. Can’t wait to go see the recipe. Heading there now. Thanks for sharing, Nami. Hope you’re having a good home visit with the family :-)

  6. I’ve only used plain butter in the past but I would love to up the flavor ante with this. Your corn looks like it’s ready to jump off the screen into my plate!

  7. We cook a lot of grilled corn during the summer and I’m always looking for a change. Love your miso butter! I’m making it for the next grilled corn. Thanks!

  8. I have never cooked with miso before but I have always wanted to try. And because we have grilled corn about once a week in the summer I think that this will be the perfect way to try it out!

  9. Grilled corn sounds great! A friend from the Philippines also shared to me grilled corn, and looks similar to yours. The difference was they use margarine or sugar to coat the cob. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

  10. Grilled corn is my ABSOLUTE favorite grilled food for me. I rub some butter and sprinkle some lemon pepper…oh man, I`m in heaven! Knowing I can eat grilled corn with another flavor, miso butter, makes me super excited!

  11. Oh I love grilled corn! Usually I just go for the classic salt & butter seasoning, but miso-paste sounds great too. I’ve done miso-marinated salmon many times, so I totally agree with you that miso works well on so many levels.

  12. Corn grilled Japanese way! It’s such a creative idea, Nami! As a miso addict I’m convinced you will come up with dozens (or hundreds) of amazing recipes. I happen to have some fresh corn in the fridge and have been meaning to simply boil it and then have it with salted butter, but seeing your beautiful grilled cobs I think I will change my plans :-) Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. Oh my gosh, Nami! The grilled corn look so delicious. Our garden corn are almost ready for harvest, so we can’t wait to grill the babies up. Miso butter is a fantastic flavoring. I’m dreaming up a corn party!:)

  14. Looks fabulous, Nami! My husband and I have been corn killers lately…they are 6 for $1 and so unbelievably sweet. How can we resist? While Tim likes to add butter, I’ve simply been steaming and offering them au naturel. I bet he would LOVE this!

  15. Diana

    Hi Nami,

    I love the honey with miso butter recipe. I’ve made miso butter with sriracha for some heat for grilling corn and sprinkled it with chopped cilantro. I have to try the recipe you shared. Thanks

    • Hi Diana! Miso butter with sriracha (and yeah cilantro is a nice kick with corn!)…gotta try that one! Thank you so much for your comment!

  16. Nami, I have only started to grill corn this summer – it is kind of hard to find really good and fresh corn around here and I am so anxious to try this recipe dear friend because this is certainly a version that I have not tried before – it looks so delicious!