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  • 8 ears of corn
  • 1/2 C mayo
  • 2 heaping TBLS sour cream
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 C queso blanco or Cotija cheese
  • 1 TBLS paprika
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • Kosher salt
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Now that the weather is warming up, I am super excited to be firing up the grill. This Mexican Street Corn is the perfect side dish! Have children? Get them involved. They will enjoy topping the corn with all of this goodness.

You can also prepare this as a salad. See below! After grilling the corn, cut from the cob and combine all of the ingredients for the sauce and cheese mixture below! I would suggest if you are making as a salad, grill ten to twelve ears instead of eight. Serve up with my Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas…click here!

Mexican street corn

Fire up the grill to 400 – 450 degrees. Place the corn (seasoned with salt) directly on the grill. Grill for about 10 to 15 minutes, turning often and browning on all sides. I did not have a grill at the ready for this recipe, so I used a grill pan on the stove. It worked well, but I would highly recommend using an outdoor grill, especially for the flavor.

corn grilling on a grill pan for Mexican street corn

While the corn in grilling, in a bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream, garlic powder, lime juice, chili powder, cayenne pepper and a pinch of kosher salt.

On a plate, combine the cheese, paprika, and fresh cilantro.

cheese mixture for Mexican street corn

Remove the corn from the grill when the kernels have softened, and have the perfect grill marks. Brush the corn well with the sauce then coat with the cheese mixture. Garnish with a little more of the fresh cilantro and ENJOY this fabulous Mexican Street Corn.

Mexican street corn

To prepare the Mexican Street Corn as a salad, take four cups of corn (I used a combination of canned sweet yellow corn and white shoepeg corn), blacken with two tablespoons of butter in a cast iron pan. This should take about eight minutes. Add two minced garlic cloves to the corn with two minutes left. Remove from heat and mix in 1/3 cup of mayo, 4 ounces of Cotija cheese, a few dashes of chili powder, juice of one-half lime and some fresh chopped cilantro. Taste for salt. That’s is it! ENJOY!

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