Roasted Corn Mexican Style (Maiz Asado)

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Juliann Esquivel

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@Juliann

In Mexico you can find this delicious grilled corn on the cob at street fairs and carnivals. The corn is dipped in a Mayonaise mixture and sprinkled with cotija cheese. It is messy but so much fun to eat. Just have plenty of napkins on hand.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

8 large
ears of fresh sweet corn
1/2 c
mayonnaise
1/2 c
sour cream
1 Tbsp
lime juice
1 tsp
grated lime zest or peel
2 c
grated cotija or parmesan cheese
2 tsp
ancho chile powder
1/2 tsp
chipotle chile powder or diced chipotles in salsa

How to Make Roasted Corn Mexican Style (Maiz Asado)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Peel corn husks down to the base of each cob. Leaving the husks attached. Remove the silk. Remove 1 long piece of corn husk from each cob to use as a tie. Pull husks from corn; tie with the piece of husk or a string to provide a handle.
  • 2Soak in a large pot or sink filled with water for twenty minutes. Drain (corn should be wet but not dripping when placed on the grill).
  • 3Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest in a small bowl. Spoon into a very tall wide glass. Combine on a plate the grated cheese and the chile powders spreading on the plate.
  • 4heat the grill. Grill the corn, covered over medium heat or coals 8 to 10 minutesor until tender and beginning to char, turning every two minutes. Cool corn for two minutes after taken off the grill.
  • 5Holding corn by the husks, dip into the mayonnaise mixture; then roll in the cheese mixture. It's so gooood. Enjoy
  • 6A tall wide glass is the perfect container for the mayonnaise dipping sauce. Just make sure it is wide and deep enough to accomodate an ear of corn.
  • 7Above picture is not mine; but I have used to show you what the corn should look like. Will post mine in a few days.

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About Roasted Corn Mexican Style (Maiz Asado)

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy