Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Ears of corn grilled to a charred perfection with garlic butter and then covered with mayonnaise and sprinkled with salty cotija cheese and fresh cilantro.

Ingredients: – ears of sweet corn – butter – garlic cloves – cotija cheese – mayonnaise – fresh cilantro

The Steps

Step 1: Chop the cilantro. Grate the fresh garlic with a microplane or use a garlic crusher. Husk the corn.

Step 2: Melt butter and garlic. This can be done in the microwave or on the grill in a small cast iron skillet.

Step 3: Place corn on the grill on medium high heat.  Baste the corn with garlic butter.  Turn every 2-3 minutes while continuously basting with garlic butter.

Step 4: Remove the corn from the grill once the corn is cooked with a slight char. Spread mayonnaise evenly on corn. Sprinkle cotija cheese and cilantro so it sticks to the mayonnaise. Serve immediately.

Hint: continuously baste the corn with the garlic butter. This will help the corn not only cook faster but will help develop that slight char on the corn. This adds so much flavor to the dish and also assures your corn cooks well.

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