Friday, July 20, 2012

Elote Mexican Corn on the Cob




I love grilled corn on the cob!  I love the little bit of char that the you get from the grill and not to mention - corn on the cob is such a great summer grillin' vegetable.  And what kid doesn't love some corn on the cob?  Our kids had 2 friends over for dinner and we made them corn on the cob for just that reason - I mentioned Elote to my husband thinking he may want to try it another time but he loved the idea and wanted me to make it that night.  I was a bit nervous - I know my kids are good at trying new things but I know a lot of kids (and adults) who prefer to stick to what they know.  But - we made it anyway and you know what?  Even the picky kid loved it!  I think this is going to be how we make corn from now on. You can add any seasonings you wish, I didn't add salt because the cheese was salty enough but next time I am adding chili powder to the adult portions.  I'm so glad we tried this recipe.

Our recipe had a small cheat - we didn't have any Cotija cheese in the house but we did have a huge block of feta so our Mexican Corn has a Greek twist...enjoy!!!

What you need:
Shucked corn (4-6 for this recipe)
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup crumbled Cotija or feta cheese

optional seasonings:
salt
pepper 
chili powder

What you do:
Grill corn for about 10-12 minutes or until tender, turning often.
Meanwhile combine the mayonnaise and lime juice in a small bowl.
After you remove the corn from the grill, brush with mayo/lime mixture and season.  Finish by crumbling cheese over top.


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10 comments:

  1. oh, yum! i absolutely love corn like this. we do something similar + it is always so delicious. i've gotta make this again soon!

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  2. Ive been wanting to try this dish for a while. Looks delicious.

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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  3. Oooh, I've never heard of this! We love corn on the cob and my husband is so picky about the short amount of time where he considers it good to eat each year. We need to try this!

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  4. yum yum yum!

    Cotija seems to be in high demand, but also relatively hard to locate..

    I usually sub parm for Cotija :-) LOVE this recipe!

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  5. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

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  6. That looks delicious.....and hubby is a corn fanatic. Gotta try this!

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  7. Hi Danielle,
    Your Mexican Corn looks delicious, I can almost taste it. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Love this recipe! I'd like to invite you to share your recipe at Southern Sundays. The party starts tomorrow and I know this would be a hit. Hope to see you there!
    www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com

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