Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

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Mexican-Style Grilled Corn
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
177
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
194µg
22%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.3%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
7.5%
Vitamin C
27mg
45%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
4.9%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
75mg
8%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
48µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
48µg
12%
Iron
0.8mg
4.2%
Magnesium
45mg
11%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
147mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
366mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.1%
Sodium
452mg
19%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.6%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.5%

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