I used foil-wrapped corn in coals in the example but this recipe can work on gas as well. I mention an alternate method (husks on - my preference) that works well for both gas & charcoal grills.
Shuck the corn then wrap each ear individually in foil. * Normally, when I grill foil-wrapped corn in the coals I put butter or olive oil, but not in this recipe - it still turned out great.
OR, you could peel back the husks, remove the silks leaving the husks attached, wash, put husks back over corn & soak in water for 1 hr. This allows grilling above the fire without too much char.
They're cooking! Live fire (in this case with hardwood lump charcoal) is a great way to cook - you can use the coal area as well as the grill grate to cook!
Approx 20-30 mins later they're ready! * time will vary based on heat level and proximity to coals.
Time to gather the simple ingredients that will have your family and/or guests talking about how great the corn WAS!
You can buy cojita cheese at a Hispanic market or just use a somewhat comparable Parmesan.
Slather on some mayo..
Then add either the cojita or Parmesan cheese..
Next zest some lime over the corn..
Finally, add a dusting of cayenne pepper. I like to use the remnants of the zested lime to squeeze some lime juice on the corn.
Enjoy!! Nice heat that is mellowed by the mayo, lime & cheese! TIP: if you take a bit of extra time to grill with husks on it looks even better on the plate!
- 4.0 Corn on the cob
- 4.0tsp Mayonnaise
- 4.0Tbsp Cojita or Parmesan cheese
- 1.0 Lime
- 2.0pch Cayenne pepper