Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mexican Grilled Corn

A few months ago, I visited Frontera Grill and had the most delicious corn on the cob. It was classic Mexican street food - not at all healthy, but oh so tasty!

The Frontera Grill version of Mexican Grilled Corn

I've been thinking about that corn ever since and decided, why not try making it at home? So I found a recipe from Martha Stewart - always a trustworthy resource when it comes to food - then hit a local farmers market. 

This was pretty simple to make and a perfect addition to any Mexican-theme meal. It's a great alternative to the usual rice and beans that are typically served with tacos, enchiladas, etc. 

My version of Mexican Grilled Corn

One thing to note: I used Contija cheese instead of the Parmesan in Martha's recipe. Next time I make this, I will still use Contija cheese, but will do a better job crumbling it - some pieces were a bit too large to stick to the corn.

Mexican Grilled Corn
From Martha Stewart

4 ears of corn, husks and silk removed
1 Tbsp butter, room temperature
Salt and Pepper for seasoning
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/3 cup Contija cheese, crumbled into small pieces
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 lime, cut into wedges

Heat your grill to high. Brush the ears of corn with butter, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until tender and slightly charred - about 10-12 minutes. Make sure you turn your corn every few minutes so it cooks evenly. Remove from the grill and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. 

Brush the corn with mayonnaise and roll in the cheese to coat. Sprinkle with chili powder and serve with the lime wedges. 

I'd like to know: What is your favorite side to serve with a Mexican-theme meal?

- ST


  1. Oh, this looks so good! When we visited Mexico City, eating elote was on our list, but we never got around to it.

    Tomatillo salsa ("salsa verde") is my favorite. It tastes good on everything, even if it makes things turn a weird color :P

    1. Yum, I love tomatillo salsa! Maybe I'll have to add it to my list of things to make :)