Fiesta Grilled CornPrep: 25 min. + soaking

Grill: 25 min.

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients of Fiesta Grilled Corn:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 large ears sweet corn in husks
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco or fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Directions for Fiesta Grilled Corn:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, cilantro, lime peel and garlic powder. Shape into a log; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottoms; remove silk. Place in a Dutch oven; cover with cold water. Soak for 20 minutes; drain. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chili powder and paprika. Spread over corn. Rewrap corn in husks and secure with kitchen string.
  3. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning often. Serve with butter slices and sprinkle with cheese.

Nutritional Facts

1 ear of corn with toppings equals 426 calories, 33 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.