Enjoy the last few weeks of summer with this tasty Mexican Street Corn. This fresh corn is covered in crema, grated Parmesan, lime juice and feta cheese…and it’s delicious!
Officially, there are just about two weeks of Summer left for those of us here in the Northern hemisphere. I don’t know about you, but I feel like Fall started this past weekend. School buses are back out in full force, and I think our thermometer dipped into the upper 40’s last night. I even have a light scattering of leaves on my front lawn already. I absolutely love Fall (it’s my favorite season), but I feel like Summer was way too short this year. Maybe I’m becoming a true upstate New Yorker. Either way, I’ve been grilling away lately. Soon enough that grill will be covered in snow…so I need to get my fix in while the weather is still nice!
Our latest obsession around here has been this Grilled Mexican Street Corn. I’ve had this recipe on hold for a while now, but I finally decided to get out there and grill up a batch. And then we promptly turned around and grilled another batch the very next night. It was that good! Imagine fresh corn, grilled to perfection and then covered in crema, grated Parmesan, lime juice and feta cheese. It’s messy, but it’s delicious!
So I don’t know about you, but the thought of putting mayo on grilled corn just didn’t appeal to me when I first heard about it. But here’s the thing–it’s not straight mayo. The mayo goes into an awesome crema sauce that is tart and full of flavor. It’s legit, folks. Trust me on this one.
True Mexican Street Corn uses crema and queso cotija (cheese). Unfortunately, both the crema and queso cotija were nowhere to be found in upstate New York (imagine that!). So I took to Google and ended up using Alton Brown’s recipe for making homemade crema. Then I remember reading somewhere that feta could be used as a replacement for queso cotija. Huh? Feta cheese…on grilled corn? Yeah, it doesn’t sound quite right, does it? My wife looked at me with a raised eyebrow when I pulled the feta out. But go with it. Just do it. The taste is absolutely amazing, and I promise that you’ll be going back for more!