Now that we’re in the thick of summer, who’s getting just a little tired of the usual corn on the cob? (*Raises both hands.) Don’t get me wrong, I will never turn down the classic summer food, but it’s high time we spice it up – literally.
I had something similar to this corn on the cob at my favorite local restaurant, Bar Taco, and wanted to recreate it. I don’t know all of the spices they put on theirs, but I have to say this one turned out pretty darn close and still just as damn delish.
- 2 corn on the cob
- 1/4 cup Feta cheese (If you don’t have Feta or find it too salty, Contija cheese is a great substitute too!)
- 1 lime (to squeeze the juice on top)
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Fire up the grill and get it good and hot (let it preheat for about 5 minutes on high). Put the corn directly on the hot grill, rotating every 5 minutes to get a nice char all around. In between rotating, squeeze lime juice on top.
You shouldn’t need more than 15 minutes until it’s done. In the final minute spread the feta (or Contija) on top of the corn. This will melt the cheese a bit and get it to stick to the corn. Remove from the grill and sprinkle on the chili and cayenne pepper.
Happy Eating, XO.