Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Elote Asado (Grilled Corn with Chile & Lime)

Holy crap this is wicked good!!!!

I don't have step by step pics, because I was wicked busy and distracted, but this is too good not to share!

I found this in the Better Homes & Gardens Mexican magazine... ya know... those cooking magazines at the checkstand at the grocery store? One of those!

I'm SO glad I picked it up!!

Elote Asado
6 large ears of corn, husks and silks removed (I used 8)
1/2 C snipped fresh cilantro
1 TBLS ground ancho chile pepper
2 tsp finely shredded lime peel
1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 C butter, melted
2 TBLS mayo (I used reduced fat)
2 TBLS Mexican crema or sour cream (I used reduced fat sour cream)
2 TBLS lime juice

Cut each ear of corn in half. Place corn pieces in a large pot and cover with water. Let soak for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl stir together cilantro, ground ancho chile pepper, lime peel, and cayenne pepper; set aside. This stuff smells amazing!!!!

In an extra-large bowl whisk together melted butter, mayo, sour cream (or crema), and lime juice and set aside. Drain corn. Brush corn with butter mixture and place on a grill directly over medium-high heat. Cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes or until corn is tender, turning every 5 minutes and brushing with butter mixture several times during the last 5 minutes of grilling.

Place grilled corn in the remaining butter mixture in the bowl and toss to coat. Sprinkle cilantro mixture over corn and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt.

I had a piece as soon as I took them off the grill because they smelled so good... then I had another! They were great! The sweet corn with the tangy sour cream & lime juice, the savory chile powder, the spicy cayenne, more tangy lime, herby cilanto... so so so yummy!!!! My husband HATES cilantro... but he LOVES this corn!!

Then I let everyone else know they were ready!



Carole said...

Hi there, just popped over to let you know that your link to Food on Friday: Mushrooms was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Hope you are having a good week.

Anna said...

Corns are good for health. It is good for eyes, skin, heart. Both diabetics and pregnant women should eat this food. Thanks your post!