corn on the cob with cotija, chili & lime

By aubrey | drum beets
February 6, 2014
14 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

Author Notes: these flavors came from a street food vendor on orcas island, serving pipping hot corn on the cob, smothered in butter and powdered heavily with cotija cheese, chili powder and a squeeze of lime. this lighter version packs just as much flavor and is my favorite way to enjoy sweet summer corn!

*note: if your chili powder has been sitting around in your spice rack since you-don't-know-when, then go buy some fresh chili powder. it will make all the difference! believe me! also, i learned recently that the sugars in corn rapidly turn to starch as soon as you peek under the husk - so just feel for the ends of your ears of corn, rather than peaking in at them to see if the kernels look plump.
aubrey | drum beets

Serves: 4

  • 4 ears white or yellow sweet corn
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup finely grated cotija cheese
  • salt to taste
  • butter to taste
  1. in a large pot, bring several inches of water to a boil. husk and boil corn for 4 minutes. remove corn from water and while the corn is still hot, rub the end of a stick of butter all over to coat evenly.
  2. cut a lime in half, and gently squeeze and rub each ear of corn with lime. take a large pinch of chili powder and sprinkle all each ear of corn. top with a dusting of cotija cheese. salt to taste.

More Great Recipes:
Cheese|Vegetable|Serves a Crowd|5 Ingredients or Fewer|Memorial Day|Summer|Fall|Fourth of July|Gluten-Free|Vegetarian|Side|Appetizer