• Prep Time
    5 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    5 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4

    Grilled Corn on the Cob with Crema, Queso Fresco, Chili and Lime

    Wonderful on its own, boiled or steamed, with butter, fresh herbs, and salt, you can always keep your market haul simple. On the other hand, elotes - grilled corn covered in crema or mayonnaise and crumbly cheese then sprinkled with hot chili and a squirt of lime - make a good case for complicating it. 

    corn, silks removed but the husks left on
    crema Mexicana, créme fraîche, or sour cream
    crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese
    cilantro, leaves and stems, finely chopped
    chili powder, to taste
    Soak corn, in husk, in cold water for 15 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium.
    Drain the corn. To create a handle for the corn, pull back the dark outer husks of the corn and tie together at the bottom with kitchen string. Leave the soft interior leaves on the corn and and place on the grill.
    Cook until the leaves are lightly charred and the corn is steamed through, turning frequently, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from grill. Pull back leaves and brush corn with cream and coat with cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro, chili powder, and lime juice to taste. Repeat with remaining corn.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4

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