Grilled Mexican-Style Corn

Grilled Mexican-Style Corn
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Forget boiling, butter, and salt. On the streets of Mexico, corn on the cob is flavored with fresh lime juice and a dash of chili powder before it's tossed on the grill.

This is how corn is served on the streets of Mexico, robed in a thin sheen of mayo (instead of butter) and topped with a sprinkling of chili powder and cheese. If you want to cut the calories, lime juice and chili powder alone offer a vast improvement over standard boiled corn — but once you try the full package, you'll have a hard time eating it any other way.
 

4
Servings
145
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Nutrional information per serving:

 

211.1 cal; 9 g fat; 2 g saturated fat; 3.6 mg cholesterol; 658.1 mg sodium; 27.5 g carbs; 10.3 g sugars; 7.4 g dietary fiber; 5.7 g protein

Ingredients

  • ears of corn, husked
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 2  Tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  chili powder
  • 1  Cup  finely grated Parmesan

Directions

Heat a grill until hot. While the grill is warming up, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the corn and salt.

 

Boil for 5 to 7 minutes, until the corn is slightly tender, but not cooked all the way through. Drain the corn and transfer to the grill; lightly char the kernels.

Mix the mayonnaise and lime juice. Remove the corn from the grill, paint with a bit of the citrus mayonnaise, then dust with chili powder and Parmesan.
 

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
108µg
15%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
566mg
57%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
375mg
54%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
856mg
57%
Water
33g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.