Chili and Lime Grilled Corn…the ultimate summer food.
Fresh corn-on-the-cob is good enough on its own, but when drizzled with chili-powder-lime-cilantro-butter and sprinkled with feta cheese? Ok. This just isn’t fair…it’s too yummy!
My love for corn goes back to my childhood when I would eat leftover corn-on-the-cob as an after school snack. Corn and stovetop stuffing. Call me weird, it’s ok, I
I recently went on a trip to Peru with my husband, mom and dad. And let me tell you…those Peruvians know how to grow some seriously impressive corn. It’s not uncommon to see a “corn and cheese stand” on the side of the road. These adorable Peruvian ladies in their bright, colorful skirts and dresses sell corn with a hunk of cheese. And OH MY it is good corn and cheese.
It may be hard to tell from the photo, but each kernel is about the size of a large blueberry. So squishy and crisp all at the same time. Yum!
Chili and Lime Grilled Corn is our version of “corn and cheese.” It’s made by spreading chili-powder and lime-infused butter on fresh corn, grilling it to perfection, and sprinkling it with fresh feta cheese. It’s really a delicious combo. Sooo delicious in fact, that you might just find me on the side of the road, selling “corn and cheese” from a little stand. And you know you’ll want some, so you’ll pull over. 😉
- 6 ears fresh corn
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- Pinch or two of red pepper flakes
- Juice and zest of a lime
- Handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Feta, cotija or queso fresco
- Preheat the grill.
- Husk the corn and set aside.
- In a large microwaveable bowl, heat the butter until softened. Gently mix the chili powder, red pepper flakes, lime zest and juice, cilantro, salt and pepper into the butter until incorporated.
- Spread each ear of corn with butter mixture and grill on medium heat unto cooked, about 5 minutes. (Rotate occasionally).
- Sprinkle with cheese and if desired, add a little splash of lime juice over the top.
- Serve warm off the grill!
Need another side dish idea for your summer BBQ? Check out this Homemade Cowboy Caviar recipe!