Mexican Grilled Corn Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

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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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

Most Helpful Positive Review
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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 02, 2015

This dish was pretty good. I used parmesan cheese instead of cojita and could not find ancho chile pepper so used a little red pepper instead. It was good and pleased my family, but it wasn't spicy at all which was disappointing. This was probably because I used the wrong type of pepper; in the future, I would probably use cayenne pepper or another spicy pepper. I also feel that boiling the corn didn't do anything. Next time, I would just put it directly on the grill.

 
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 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!

 
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.

 
Jun 09, 2015

Chef John has some fantastic recipes,this is just another to add to my recipe box.. I substituted chipotle sauce from chipotle peppers in can,since I couldn't find ancho chili powder at my local market. My girlfriend who doesn't like mayo devoured the corn. Definitely a keeper

 
Aug 30, 2014

This is so delicious. Must use ANCHO chili powder, much milder than chili powder. This is flavorful but not spicy. I try to make my corn like this as much as possible. Yummy yummy.

 
Jun 16, 2014

An snazing blend of of flavors. For the one who said this recipe is hot, make sure you use ancho and not chipolte pepper. Ive nade with both (awesome either way) but we like spicy. I made this with a black bean salad with fish tacos and received raves all around. Tip: on a rainy day, I coated the corn with a little olive oil spritz and "charred" it in a skillet then proceeded as written and was really good as well.

 

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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
  • 227 mg
  • 9%

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

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