The combination of the char from the barbeque, the sweetness of the corn, the garlic-y mayonnaise dressing, the sharp cheese and the spices create such a magical, fresh bite that screams summer to me.
Growing up, corn was such a staple on our dinner table every summer. We usually have it boiled and smothered in butter (which, don’t get me wrong- is DELICIOUS.) but I wanted to create something with a bit more flavour, but still doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to make. You guys need to try this recipe it is delicious!
If you don’t have cotija cheese, you can easily use any crumbly cheese you have on hand. Feta would be a great option, queso fresco- even goat cheese would be delicious.
I just placed the corn on the barbeque dry, closed the lid and let it char a bit on each side. The sugar in the corn caramelizes so beautifully and the flavour of grilled corn is a thing of magic. When the corn comes off the grill, you brush it with the garlic sauce and it will slowly melt and glaze the corn because it is so hot.
Next, you crumble on your cheese, and sprinkle your spices. I used chili powder, smoked paprika and cayenne powder. If you aren’t a fan of spice, you can omit the cayenne but I like it spicy. Finish it with some cilantro or parsley and a squeeze of lime juice to brighten up all of the flavours. Serve it immediately!
Grilled Mexican Corn