Mexican Corn Recipe

A Zesty Mexican Corn Recipe

In Mexico and in some parts of the United States vendors are cooking up a Mexican corn recipe to sell on the street.  A Mexican corn recipe is a popular way to add zest to your corn.  The hot and sweet variety of flavors in a Mexican corn recipe are what make it a favored side dish. 

This is a Mexican corn recipe for the grill as opposed to boiling in hot water.  The grill adds more flavor than cooking on the stove does.  To cook this Mexican corn recipe, ditch the husks, coat the ears with oil to prevent sticking and grill directly on the bars over a two-level fire, allowing the ears to cook closer to the coals for a nice charred smoky corn on the cob.

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Mexican Corn Recipe Ingredients:

  • 6 large ears corn , husks and silk removed
  • Vegetable oil for cooking on the grate (grill bars)
  • 1/4 cup regular or light mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium garlic clove , minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 teaspoons juice from 1 lime
  • 1 ounce Romano cheese , grated
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/4 teaspoon table salt

Instructions for Mexican Corn Recipe:

1. Light large BBQ grill filled with charcoal (approx 100 briquettes) and allow to burn until coals are fully ignited and partially covered with thin layer of ash, takes approx 20 minutes.
2. Arrange all coals in even layer over half of grill, leaving other half empty.
3. Position cooking grate (grill bars) over the prepared coal briquettes, place the cover on the grill, and heat grill bars about 5 minutes or until hot.
4. scrape grate clean with a wire grilling brush. Using tongs dip a wadded up piece of paper towel or two in vegetable oil and wipe the grill bars.
5. While grill is heating with oil, in a large mixing bowl (big enough to roll the corn in later), combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, black pepper, cayenne, lime juice, and cheese and set aside.
6. In second large mixing bowl, combine oil, salt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili powder; add corn and toss in the mixture until coated evenly.
7. Grill corn over coals, turning occasionally, until lightly charred on all sides, 7 to 12 minutes total.
8. Remove from grill and place in bowl with mayonnaise mixture; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

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  1. This is a yummy Mexican corn recipe. I love the street vendors that come by with their Mexican corn. Now I can make my own, thank you for sharing.

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