Elote Corn Recipe - Weekend at the Cottage

Elote Corn Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients for the sauce into a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside along with a marinade or pastry brush.
  2. Crumble cheese onto a shallow, medium-sized oval platter or dish.
  3. Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat, about 450°F. Place ears of corn onto grill and cook until kernels begin to brown, turning occasionally to ensure even grilling. Transfer to a platter.
  4. Liberally brush sauce on to corn, then place into the cheese and roll to coat. Sprinkle with ancho powder and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately with additional lime wedges as garnish.
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Grilled corn slathered with garlicky mayo rolled in Mexican cheese and garnished with chopped cilantro and lime…

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    20 MIN
  • 4 SERVINGS
Elote Corn Recipe

A delicious twist for corn on the cob, try this ELOTE CORN RECIPE!

Last summer I was in New York City and happened upon a really funky taqueria in Greenwich Village. I enjoyed some super tasty tacos, but it was this recipe for grilled corn on the cob that got my taste buds jumping! Wait until you try this ELOTE CORN RECIPE!

This is one of my top grilled corn recipes; the ingredients are a bit unusual, but the flavours go so wonderfully with corn.

Serving up this ELOTE CORN RECIPE is such a nice change to the standard boiled-and-buttered corn on the cob.

Ingredients for this Elote Corn Recipe

THIS IS CORNY

Do yourself a favour and only try this recipe when the corn is perfect. If you do, we promise that even your first attempt will be memorable! When buying SWEET CORN, look for farm-grown varieties such as Lancelot, Accord, Delectable, and my favourite, Peaches & Cream.

Cob of corn toasting up on the grill

To ensure maximum flavour, try to purchase the corn the same day you make this dish. Because the corn is grilled, be picky when you shuck those husks – remove all of that bothersome corn silk to prevent singed strands.

A garlic and mayonnaise sauce with lime

BOSS SAUCE

Everything about this superior sauce works, especially when partnered with grilled corn (swoon!). Yes, I’m a lover of garlic, and thus, I say more is more! Thankfully, the tangy lime cuts the pungency. When applying the sauce with a basting brush, go big! You’ll understand why this is one of our most popular recipes when you take that first bite – the creamy garlic, lime and sour cream is boss.

Cotija cheese is a crumbly slightly salty cheese from Mexico

SAY CHEESE

In a perfect world, you’d hit the streets in search of Cotija, a crumbly and slightly salty Mexican cheese traditionally used for authentic street corn. That said, if you can’t find Cotija or are pinched for time, you can use crumbled feta cheese.

Elote Corn Recipe

HERB & SPICE

We really think much of the success preparing corn this way is about the combination of ingredients. Two in particular add an unexpected but highly pleasurable flavour note: the ancho powder and fresh cilantro.

Close up of our dressed cobs of corn

Ancho powder is ground ancho (poblano) chile peppers. This seasoning has a deep rich flavor that imparts a mild to medium heat. Cilantro, more commonly referred to as coriander, is an annual herb that adds a bite of freshness as you gnaw your way across the cob. They are essential to the punchy flavour of this recipe.

Corn on the cob ready to be enjoyed

We know you’re going to love this innovative way of preparing corn on the cob. Need a few ideas for things to serve it with? Try our BARBECUED SALMON or our GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN for mains. A great side with the corn is our WARMED POTATO SALAD. For dessert, how about a PLUM CLAFOUTIS or PEACH PIE WITH CRUMBLE TOPPING. Yum, yum, yum, yum and yum! You get the idea.

Make this ELOTE CORN RECIPE while corn is still in season; you won’t be disappointed.

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Elote Corn Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon ancho powder
  • ¼ of a cup fresh cilantro, rough chopped
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • For the sauce:
  • ¼ of a cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ of a cup sour cream
  • 1 garlic cloves, mashed
  • juice of ½ a lime

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients for the sauce into a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside along with a marinade or pastry brush.
  2. Crumble cheese onto a shallow, medium-sized oval platter or dish.
  3. Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat, about 450°F. Place ears of corn onto grill and cook until kernels begin to brown, turning occasionally to ensure even grilling. Transfer to a platter.
  4. Liberally brush sauce on to corn, then place into the cheese and roll to coat. Sprinkle with ancho powder and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately with additional lime wedges as garnish.

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