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Mexican Grilled Corn Recipe
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Mexican Grilled Corn
An amazing grilled corn topped with seasoned mayo and cojita cheese. See more
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mexican Grilled Corn

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"I consider this to be the greatest corn-on-the-cob recipe of all time. The way the mild, subtly salted cheese works with an ancho-lime mayonnaise, along with that buttery, smoky corn, is a magnificent combination of flavors. Perfecto!"

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Original recipe makes 8 ears of corn Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, lime juice, ancho chile powder, and smoked paprika in a bowl; whisk until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil corn in the salted water for 5 minutes. Drain the corn.
  4. Place ears of corn on hot grill and cook until the kernels begin to brown and caramelize, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn the corn and continue to cook, turning ears after 1 to 2 minutes, until they are browned with slightly charred, caramelized spots.
  5. Generously brush corn with melted butter and ancho-lime mayonnaise until kernels are coated. Sprinkle ears with Cotija cheese and salt. Garnish with slices of lime.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Parmesan cheese is a common substitute for Cotija cheese, and feta will work in a pinch.
  • I prefer a charcoal grill for the smoky taste.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jul 24, 2013

I don't know if I'm losing my ability to handle spicy foods but using the freshest spices I could find in the amounts listed made for excruciatingly hot corn on the cob! (I used 1 tbsp of ground smoked chipotle and 1 tsp of plain old paprika.) Also, it took a long time to char the corn on my bbq, but I think it really added something to the flavour of the corn. All in all, I really enjoyed this and will make (a milder version) again.

 
Sep 11, 2013

Great recipe! I don't change any of the ingredients but rather the cooking instructions. I have some picky eaters on my hands that do not like eating corn on the cob. So I cut the corn off and use a grill pan and just add the ingredients to it then. Comes out great and makes a great side to bring to events.

 
Sep 29, 2013

Amazing!

 
Sep 05, 2013

What a great recipe! Didn't want to fire up the grill just for the corn so I used an indoor electric grill (similar to a Foreman) and it took a little longer, but the corn caramelized perfectly. The only alteration to the recipe was that I used plain greek yogurt instead of mayo. Delicious!

 
Sep 02, 2013

Great recipe although I didn't have the Ancho Chile Powder so used Chipotle Chile Powder instead. We had this corn with the Baja Fish Tacos and my husband loved it all! Actually, I liked this corn so much I would eat just it for a meal!

 
Aug 27, 2013

I don't have a bbq so I used boiled corn. I also didn't have the special cheese. This recipe was still delicious. So happy I stumbled across this. Will definitely make again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 275 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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