Grilled Mexican-Style Corn

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Grilled Mexican-Style Corn
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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.
 

Ready in
20 m
4
Servings
292
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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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
22%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Protein
14g
29%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
89µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.7%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.9%
Vitamin C
14mg
23%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
348mg
35%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
54µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
54µg
13%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
55mg
14%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
311mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
430mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.7%
Sodium
466mg
19%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.8%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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