Mexican Street Corn is a hit at every summer party. Sweet corn, cooked to crispy perfection and then drizzled in butter and lime, and sprinkled with sea salt, Cotija cheese, and cilantro!
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Mexican Street Corn:
We love this corn and make it frequently. And not just on the BBQ. When the weather doesn’t cooperate I pop it under the broiler. It comes out great! Cotija cheese is a hard cheese made from cow’s milk that originated in Cotija Mexico. It comes in a block that is easily crumbled and can be found in most supermarkets.
Cilantro, a powerhouse when it comes to antioxidants, also acts as a digestive aid and is known as a great detoxifying agent for those with high mercury levels. The power of herbs is truly amazing. Some people have a hard time telling parsley and cilantro apart. Here is a little tool I teach my students…parsley starts with a “p” and the leaves are pointy. Cilantro starts with a “c” and the leaves are curvy… no my students aren’t five, but believe me once I tell them that little ditty they never forget it (and now neither will you.)
What to serve it with:
Honestly, this corn is truly fabulous and can be served alongside almost anything, but I will make a couple of suggestions…If you want to keep the south of the border theme, try it with my Pulled Pork Tacos or my Easy Chicken Tacos. But it’s also great with Burgers or BBQ chicken.
The Recipe: Mexican Street Corn
Tips and what you will need: I use coconut oil instead of grill spray to prevent sticking. Just wipe down grill with a little coconut oil on a paper towel. I love this sea salt. You will need a large stock pot. This is the stock pot of my dreams. We love our mini grill for excursions to the park or beach but use a regular size grill in the backyard. (affiliate links)
This fabulous grilled corn is a hit at every BBQ! In the off season you can broil instead of grilling.
- 6 cobs of white or yellow corn
- 1/2 cup crumbled Cotija cheese, crumbled
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (for those that don't like cilantro, you can use parsley)
- 2 limes, quartered
- Sea salt
- Olive oil or butter
Place a large pot of water on cooktop on high heat, add corn. Preheat grill to 425 degrees.
Bring water to a boil. Allow corn to boil for three minutes.
Remove corn from water and set on hot grill, close lid. Turn corn every few minutes until corn is scorched a bit on all sides. Remove from grill, brush with butter or olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, cotija cheese and cilantro. Drizzle with fresh lime juice.
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Because of health restrictions due to Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity, anything farm-raised must (for me) be raised without antibiotics. Is the cheese you used here, organic? I want to make this if so. Looks delicious!
Hi Candace. No this cheese is not organic. I bet if you searched you could find one but none of my local stores carry an organic version of Cotija cheese:(
I lived in Mexico for close to 49 years and always had street corn , boiled in the husks and when shucked painted with mayonnaise, rolled in crumbled cotija and sprinkled with chile.
Never heard of it being rolled in Mayo! I will have to try it. Thanks for the tip!
Only thing I need to purchase is the cheese. Can’t wait to try this out, probably Sunday. Looking forward to making it.
Wow this looks so fresh and delicious! Cannot wait to try this, Love the photos as well it looks fabulous!
I always order Mexican street corn if it is available at restaurants, or if I see it on a food truck outside! I LOOOOOVVEE it. This recipe looks great and not too difficult!
I love corn like this but haven’t made it myself yet. Going to try soon!
this is my favorite way to eat corn! now im starving!
This looks amazing! We live near a ton of farms and can’t find non-gmo corn around here at all…it’s getting crazy!
Sadly I can only find it on occasion at Whole Foods Market or farmer’s markets 🙁
Wow this looks sooo delicious! I’ve never seen this recipe, it’s refreshing to see a new recipe! Amazing post girl!!
I was never really a fan of corn until I tried street corn and now I can’t get enough! Anytime I see it on a menu I have to order my street corn!
La Belle Sirene
Gosh!! This looks fantastic, I love cron on the cob! I will have to try this recipe.
Yes yes YES! This looks and sounds awesome! I love corn and this is such a fun way to make it even more WOW!
Yum! I’ve always wanted to make this!!!
Not only do I love how this looks, but it’s such a simple and amazing taste! Yours is beautiful and inspiring me to get to the market!
Mexican street corn is one of my absolute favorites! I’m excited to try your version!
This corn recipe looks wonderful and something I know I’d love! I can’t wait to try it, thank you for sharing!
This looks so incredibly scrumptious, and I just want corn on the cob now! xx Adaleta Avdic
Looks so good! I am drooling over the pictures. One day I will try this recipe! I’ve heard so many positives about Mexican street corn and I’ve never tried it.