Elotes Callejeros (Grilled Corn)

Grilled Corn
Tejal Rao

Ingredients

  • 4 ears fresh corn, peeled
  • Four 5-inch skewers
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 cups grated cotija cheese
  • 4 teaspoons chile pequin 

An addictive spring/summer recipe from chef Akhtar Nawab of La Esquina in New York City. If you’re unable to find cotija (a tangy, crumbly cheese), then try using feta instead.

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Directions

Grill the corn over medium-high heat, turning every few minutes. When the kernels are evenly charred and start to pop, remove from the heat. Using the skewers, pierce the corn through the stem end to create a handle.

Juice 1 lime and combine the juice with the mayonnaise and mix until well until incorporated. Using a pastry brush, coat the corn on all sides evenly with the lime mayonnaise. 

Sprinkle the cotija cheese over the corn generously until well coated. Season with the chile pequin to your liking and serve with a lime wedge.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

451 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

23%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 31g 48%
  • Carbs 33g 11%
  • Saturated 11g 54%
  • Fiber 4g 15%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 17g 33%
  • Cholesterol 65mg 22%
  • Sodium 934mg 39%
  • Calcium 487mg 49%
  • Magnesium 77mg 19%
  • Potassium 494mg 14%
  • Iron 1mg 5%
  • Zinc 3mg 20%
  • Phosphorus 564mg 81%
  • Vitamin A 149µg 17%
  • Vitamin C 19mg 32%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 17%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 9%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 69µg 17%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 22%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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