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
157
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

  • 4 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
48mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
110µg
16%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
568mg
57%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
381mg
54%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
852mg
57%
Water
31g
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.