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I made this corn to go with yesterday’s Pollo Asado. It was such a nice change from plain ol’ buttered corn. It had a ton of flavor from the grilling, ailoi sauce, to the cotija cheese. It all works perfectly together. I found this recipe alongside the Pollo Asado one in my local paper. It is inspired by rustic street food….super tasty and a tad messy.
Cotija Cheese is a Mexican cheese is a hard cow’s milk cheese. I buy it is small rounds. I find it a my regular supermarket, but I realize this is probably because I live in AZ where we have a ton of specialty Mexican ingredients. Please try to find this cheese, it is wonderful in so many dishes. However, a good substitute might be parmesan or even feta.
Mexican Cotija Corn
1 cup mayonnaise
6 garlic cloves minced
1 tbl fresh lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste
4 ears of corn
1 cup Cotija cheese
paprika for spinkling
To make aioli: combine mayo, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Cover and chill.
Remove husks from corn and clean well. Heat grill to medium high. Add the corn, turn frequently, until the kernels start to brown (about 5 minutes). Remove from grill.
Baste the hot corn with aioli, then top with cheese, and sprinkle with paprika.
Linda B. says
I love grilled corn and this sounds awesome!
Mmmmm… one of my favorite west coast dishes!
Laura Z says
Lemon juice and paprika??? Lime and tapatio or the like. Dude. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Lemon and paprika. *hangs head*
Brenda Q says
The way I always do my corn now is to trim the tassle end and any other part of husk sticking out. Soak the corn in husk in water for a bit. Throw it on the grill or in a 400 degree oven. cook til done about 15 minutes. The husk and silk slide right off. smear with mayo, parmasean cheese and sprinkle w/Chilito en Polvo, one brand is KLASS its on Mexican aisle.
Brandie G says
aioli! I've heard that word used before but didn't know exactly what it was. Aioli=garlic mayo or sauce made from garlic and olive oil. Nice! There has been a lot of corn on sale lately. I'll have to give this a go, it looks yummy.
Jenn Erickson says
I've been dying to try this! With your recipe, and with corn on sale in all our local grocery stores I really have no excuse. I like Danelle's idea about giving it a squirt of fresh lime juice too. Mmmm… so glad I hopped on over from Tuesday Night Supper Club and became your newest follower! Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17
I love corn like this! It's good with lime juice too.
I've never had this. Can you believe it? Thanks so much for sharing, as it would be a fun one to try. Link up to tasty tuesdays anytime!
This is one of my favorite Mexican foods! I did a post about vaselote which is similar but uses the corn off the cob. I am excited to try your recipe for pollo asado… Looks good!