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

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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 JustOneCookbook.com

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

Hikari Miso Organic Saikyo Sweet Miso Hikari 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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  • milkteaxx July 31, 2013, 7:45 pm

    this is a lovely twist on the good old BBQ corn! yum!

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  • john@kitchenriffs July 31, 2013, 7:54 pm

    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!

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  • Kristy July 31, 2013, 8:19 pm

    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.

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  • Terra July 31, 2013, 8:20 pm

    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

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  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 31, 2013, 8:43 pm

    Nami, miso butter on corn sounds really good! :)

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  • Mich Piece of Cake July 31, 2013, 9:09 pm

    Grilled corn with miso butter sounds so delicious!

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  • Balvinder July 31, 2013, 9:25 pm

    Just had my grilled corn with lemon juice, salt and black pepper. Never had it grilled with butter but I like the idea of adding miso paste to it.

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  • Ash- foodfashionparty July 31, 2013, 10:09 pm

    Nami, your pictures are just beautiful. I ‘ve not had that kind of miso, sure would love to try it though.

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  • Jayne July 31, 2013, 10:18 pm

    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.

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 31, 2013, 10:20 pm

    I love grilled corn and miso butter sounds so delicious!

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  • Cristina July 31, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Fantastic both with and without the miso butter, Nami! :D

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  • Kate@Diethood July 31, 2013, 10:24 pm

    That is the best looking corn on the cob I have ever seen! Beautiful!! I am one of those that thought miso was just for miso soup… :-D

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen August 1, 2013, 1:47 am

    I love grilled corn.. I can’t wait to eat it in Croatia, where it’s typical :)

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  • Belinda @zomppa August 1, 2013, 3:06 am

    Nothing beats summer corn! Going to have to try it with miso!

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  • cquek August 1, 2013, 5:20 am

    Your photos always look so refreshing and delicious…especially the grill ones!
    We will try this one on the weekend. I love corns.

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  • Monica August 1, 2013, 5:44 am

    Looks wonderful! I appreciate all your recipes using miso. This one looks delicious!

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  • Denise Browning@From Brazil To You August 1, 2013, 6:48 am

    Nami: I am a corn lover. Your grilled corn looks terrific. I’d love to try a new flavored butter (miso) on it. I am calling them Japanese corn. Pinned!

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  • Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking August 1, 2013, 7:25 am

    Great recipe and such a yummy pictures. I love grilled corn as well as my fam…gonna try this next weekend!

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  • Kelly August 1, 2013, 9:20 am

    Oh yum, this just screams summer! Nothing like corn on the cob and the miso butter sounds fantastic! :)

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  • Ashley - Baker by Nature August 1, 2013, 9:24 am

    Ooooooh how I wish I had a grill, Nami! This corn looks incredible! And miso butter?! Gimme :)

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  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queenq August 1, 2013, 9:40 am

    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 :-)

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  • Eileen August 1, 2013, 10:11 am

    Grilled corn is truly one of the high points of summer. :) I’ve never had miso butter before–can’t wait to give it a try!

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  • Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today August 1, 2013, 11:33 am

    We don’t eat that much of corn in Poland, but I do like it grilled with butter. I am very curious about your miso butter.

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  • Tiffany | baking at tiffanys August 1, 2013, 2:26 pm

    I love love love grilled corn. And with miso, that sounds even better–if that’s possible. I’ll have to try this before the summer’s gone!

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  • Ramona August 1, 2013, 3:15 pm

    Nami… this corn looks amazing. I love that you put miso butter on it… what a revelation. :)

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  • Sandra August 1, 2013, 3:45 pm

    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!

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  • Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen August 1, 2013, 5:11 pm

    My boys want to know if you deliver :) Unbelievable Nami! We love fresh grilled sweet corn around here. I know this would be fabulous.

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  • Mi Vida en un Dulce August 1, 2013, 5:58 pm

    I love grilled corn. In peru we have a different one, but still great with BBQ.

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  • mjskit August 1, 2013, 7:31 pm

    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!

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  • ATasteOfMadness August 1, 2013, 7:49 pm

    Thank you for the reminder! I haven’t had corn in FOREVER! This looks great!

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  • Nic@diningwithastud August 1, 2013, 9:51 pm

    What a great way to use miso! I have two corn cobs in the fridge that would be perfect for this :)

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  • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen August 1, 2013, 10:52 pm

    Nami, this is a gorgeous recipe, and worth hauling the BBQ out of the garage for (although I see tornados on the weather chart – eek!)

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  • Des August 2, 2013, 12:03 am

    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!

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  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking August 2, 2013, 1:04 pm

    This sounds terrific and tasty, Nami! I love the sound of the miso butter… mouthwatering! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Hotly Spiced August 2, 2013, 8:11 pm

    I think my comment disappeared?

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  • Kumar's Kitchen August 2, 2013, 11:52 pm

    such an amazing idea to use miso butter….makes the usual grilled corn addictive & irresistible…very innovative :-)

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  • The Ninja Baker August 3, 2013, 2:03 am

    なるほど。豪華な京都味のともろこしですね。はちみつを味噌に加えることは良い考えですね。是非試したいです。

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  • Olga's Flavor Factory August 3, 2013, 4:17 am

    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!

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  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) August 3, 2013, 7:31 am

    This corn is seriously calling my name! Grilled with miso butter? My goodness that looks incredible.

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  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 3, 2013, 7:31 am

    Ooh I have a recipe for seaweed butter and I’m imagining that it has the same wonderful sweet and salty flavours to it! Perfect for corn :D

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  • Gintare @Gourmantine August 3, 2013, 2:49 pm

    Nami, this looks great! Never tried corn with miso before, but loving the idea!

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  • Asmita August 3, 2013, 4:24 pm

    Hi Nami,
    This looks so inviting! Simple food at its best!

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  • nipponnin August 3, 2013, 10:21 pm

    What a good idea! And good looking grilled corns!

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  • Lynna August 3, 2013, 11:14 pm

    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!

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  • Riitta August 4, 2013, 4:39 am

    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.

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  • Sissi August 4, 2013, 1:16 pm

    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.

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  • Reese August 5, 2013, 6:15 pm

    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!:)

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  • Min August 6, 2013, 4:49 am

    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!

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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 6, 2013, 11:36 pm

    Perfect and delicious charred corn with miso butter! I’ve been on a miso kick recently. So yum!

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  • Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania August 7, 2013, 12:48 am

    It is really such fun to experiment with different kinds of miso. Miso butter sounds like something I would love to add to my grilled corns too! My husband would love this, Nami!

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  • Diana August 7, 2013, 2:45 pm

    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

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    • Nami August 7, 2013, 10:45 pm

      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!

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  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover August 7, 2013, 7:20 pm

    I like grill corns too when we have BBQ, next time I must try with miso version.

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  • Dani August 8, 2013, 2:13 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious! I love grilled corn persian style, but with miso butter?… I think I found a new favorite!

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  • tigerfish August 8, 2013, 3:13 pm

    I happened to be using Hikari Miso too – the red miso. Planning to buy the white miso version soon.

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  • TheKitchenLioness August 11, 2013, 4:41 am

    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!

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  • Julie @ This Gal Cooks August 11, 2013, 5:12 pm

    I love grilled corn. I am interested to try the grilled corn with miso butter now. Sounds pretty delicious. Pinned!

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  • goboroot August 17, 2013, 2:22 pm

    These corns look mouthwatering, Nami san!!! I’ve been grilling corns with butter & soy sauce all the time but must try this recipe:)

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  • Christine @ Cooking Crusade August 19, 2013, 4:45 am

    This recipe looks fantastic Nami! I just loved grilled corn and the amazing flavour in all the charred bits. Best street food ever!

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