Nothing says summer quite like corn does. Here is a family favorite from my kitchen to yours that’s so delicious I could eat it every night during summer.
This grilled dish is perfect for hot days when you want to keep the heat out of the kitchen. You may have seen Elote Corn before, but if you’ve never made it, I promise you it’s something you are going to want to serve again and again.
It’s perfect with a flank steak for summer entertaining, and the combination of Simply Organic’s chipotle powder, red pepper flakes and garlic powder will thrill your favorite eaters. Wait till you see the look on your guests’ faces when you bring out a platter of this updated Mexican dish.
- 8 ears of corn
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup of lime crema (see recipe below)
- 1 tsp Simply Organic Red Chipotle Powder
- 1/2 tsp Simply Organic Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 tsp Simply Organic Garlic Powder
- 1/4 lb. chunk 3-month old Manchego cheese
- Maldon Salt (or Kosher Salt), for sprinkling
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
Gently peel corn husks back without removing completely, so that all the corn is exposed and the husks remain on the corn. Taking your time, peel all the silk strings off of the cob. After removing all the strings, pull the husks back up, so that the corn is not exposed.
In a large pot or container, immerse the corn in cold water and soak for at least 30 minutes, but longer if you like.
Heat your grill to medium-high (375F – 400F). Brush the grill grate with oil.
Combine the red chipotle powder, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. If you are able to, grind the red pepper a little before combining. This is a spicy mixture, so keep that in mind before using.
Remove the corn from the water and gently shake off any excess. No need to towel dry. Make sure the husks are intact and place the corn on the grill for about 15 minutes, turning every five minutes, until they’re cooked through and slightly charred to your liking (or not at all).
Set up your station with a platter, your melted butter, lime crema, a pastry brush, spice mixture, Malden salt, Manchego cheese and something to grate your cheese with. Have this all ready – the moment the corn comes off the grill you want to work quickly.
Remove the corn from the grill. (If you have an extra set of hands, this is the time to enlist them.) Working quickly, pull the husks down and tie them back with a piece of the husk, or a piece of string. Holding the cob by the tied-back husks, brush with butter, followed by lime crema, making sure to completely coat the cob, then sprinkle with the spicy herb mixture and place each cob on the platter as it’s done. Finish them off with Manchego cheese shavings and a sprinkle of Maldon salt. Serve with extra lime crema, cilantro, and lime wedges for guests to squeeze over.
- 1 cup of Mexican crema (if you can’t find this, use mayonnaise)
- 1 lime
- 1 clove of garlic, pressed
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine well.