Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

Mexican-Style Grilled Corn
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Mexican-Style Grilled Corn
Whole Foods Market
Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

In a nod to the corn-on-the-cob often served by street vendors in Mexico, sweet corn is brushed with a smoky chipotle spread before grilling, and then finished with crumbled cheese, cayenne, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

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6
Servings
79
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  crème fraîche
  • 1/4  Cup  light mayonnaise
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  fine sea salt
  • canned chipotles in adobo sauce, seeded
  • ears corn, husked
  • 1/2  Cup  queso fresco or grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  cayenne
  • lime, cut into wedges

Directions

Preheat a grill on medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, put the crème fraîche, mayonnaise, salt, and chipotles in adobo in the bowl of a food processor and pulse just until smooth. Transfer to a bowl.

Generously brush the mixture on the corn and grill, turning occasionally, until deep golden brown, 7-9 minutes.

Brush the remaining crème fraîche mixture on the corn, then sprinkle all over with queso fresco and cayenne. Serve with lime wedges on the side to squeeze over the top.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
40µg
6%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
96mg
10%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
201mg
13%
Water
13g
0%

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.

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