When I think of summer, I think of corn. There is nothing like sweet white corn on the cob. It may be because I grew up in northern Indiana, which produces more than 20% of the United States’ popcorn supply.
Did you know?
-An ear or cob of corn is actually part of the flower and an individual kernel is a seed.
-On average an ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows. Corn will always have an even number of rows on each cob. Corn is so delicious and bursting with flavor, especially when eaten at the peak of season.
-This versatile vegetable can be made in a variety of ways. It can be served on or off the cob, boiled, steamed, baked, sautéed or grilled.
Liven up your backyard barbecue and take your grilling to a whole new level with this delicious Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco, Lime & Chili, which is an example of traditional Mexican street food. Queso Fresco (fresh cheese) is a creamy, soft, and mild un-aged white cheese, commonly used
in Mexico. This cheese is traditionally made from raw cow milk or a combination of cow and goat milk. In the United States, you will find pasteurized versions of this cheese. This cheese is very mild, light and perfect to use on corn.
In this recipe, you brush a little mayonnaise on the corn and then add some crumble the queso fresco over the top. Then, add a squeeze of lime and a sprinkling of sea salt and red chili flakes. The only thing missing is an ice cold Margarita!
Grilled Corn with Queso Seco, Lime & Chili
Cook Time: 15 Min
Yield: 4 servings
– 4 ears of corn, shucked
– 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
– 1 lime
– queso fresco, to taste
– pinch of sea salt
– pinch red chili flake
1) Pre-heat a grill (or grill pan) over medium high heat. 2) Place corn on grill and grill for about a minute on each side, until nicely charred all around. 3) Brush a little mayo on the corn and then add some crumble the queso fresco over the top. Then, add a squeeze of lime and a sprinkling of sea salt and red chili flakes.
Hot Tip for Cutting Corn off the Cob!
Use a bundt pan to easily cut the corn off the cob…
Here are other recipes from my site Blythe’s Blog you can try this summer!
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-Leslie Blythe Miller