Mexican Corn on the Cob.

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I am a fan of corn, in any form I indulge in its taste. I could eat this all day long. Mexican Street Corn is one of my favourite foods in the whole wide world! I wanted to post this recipe long back, but the reason for being so late is, it is little difficult to get fresh corn in their husks until recently. I used to see the corn in the super markets, but sadly I didn’t see fresh yellowish cones here. So for making this recipe too I got a lighter coloured corn. I have made it several times at my home now. I can’t wait for corn season to finally get to go for the same.

On our South African tour, I saw many vegetable vendors on streets selling fresh corns. Seeing that I told Reji that we never get such fresh and deep yellow coloured corn in Kinshasa. In fact I wanted to cook with those fresh corn for the blog that day, but sadly couldn’t.

I have seen vendors in Kinshasa selling cooked corns on the cob, it had a container of Mayonnaise, Chillies, cheese and lime setting right there in front of the buyer as it was made to order for each person.

If you want to make it in advance for a big gathering, just boil the corn and keep aside. Just before it is ready to serve, reheat the corn on the cob and spread the butter and spices mix. Otherwise the butter and spices would melt off corn when keeping it warm. Also by adding the butter and spices beforehand, then the corn would be very soggy.

The best way to make corn on the cob is to boil it. So here I am presenting the boiled version of Corn on the Cob.

Servings: 4

Ingredients for Mexican Corn on the Cob:

Corn Cobs – 4
Butter – to taste
Chilli Powder – to taste (depending how spicy you like it)
Salt – to taste
Lime – to taste.

How to Make Mexican Corn on the Cob:

Peel down the husks of corn. Rinse it under tap water to remove the silk. Bring a big pot of water to a rolling boil. Insert the corn into the boiling water. Boil the corn for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. When the corn cobs are boiled and cooked well, remove them from boiling water with tongs.

Take a small bowl and mix the butter, chilli powder and lime. Spread the mix on top of corn on the cobs with a brush. That’s it..
Garnish it with Coriander leaves and serve it with lemon wedges immediately. Yummmmm..

My Recipe Notes on Mexican Corn on the Cob:

1. Make sure you have a very large pan for cooking corn on the cob.
2. You can boil corn in its husk, but it will take much longer to cook.
3. Instead of Butter, you can use Mayonnaise (Mayo).
4. If left overs are there, cut the corn kernels off the cob and refrigerate it. When needed, mix it up and reheat it.
5. This could be done the same way if you took the corn kernels off the cob. This should work just fine.
6. I have given it an Indian touch by garnishing with Coriander leaves.
7. Those who love to add cheese, go for the one which you like.

Happy Cooking.. Cheers.. Seena.


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Mexican Corn on the Cob.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 15 mins Calories: 183 / 1 ear.


There is no going back to regular corn after having this Mexican corn on the cob. It’s really easy to make it and the flavour is unbeatable. It’s the best option and a quickie way to choose as a party starter.

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