Grilled Street Corn


Source: Matthew Eads, Grillseeker

“If you’ve ever been to a farmers market or a street fair and had roasted corn on a stick, you know it’s delicious. I absolutely love this style of corn and, full disclosure, I’ve been known to put down a half dozen ears at a sitting. Don’t judge! Corn is a veggie right? An added benefit to this really simple recipe is that it not only tastes great, it LOOKS great and is easy to eat either sitting down or standing around celebrating with friends at your next cookout.”  -Matthew Eads

Prep time: 10 Min

Cook time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4-6


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-6 ears of corn, husks on
  • 2 cups grated Cotija cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Cayenne powder or your favorite BBQ rub


  1. Light your grill with coals on one side, and allow temperature to stabilize at 350 F.
  2. While the grill is preheating, whisk together mayonnaise, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Place mixture in the refrigerator, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  3. Once the grill has reached 350 F, place corn on the grill on opposite side of coals, leaving the husks on. The husks will steam the corn as it cooks and add to the presentation. Grill for 30 minutes.
  4. When the corn is ready, remove from the grill and peel husks back. Be careful when doing so because the steam inside the husks is hot.
  5. Coat corn thoroughly with a thin coat of the mayo mixture.
  6. Pour cotija cheese into a plate, hold corn over plate and spoon cheese onto corn to coat the mayo mixture.
  7. To finish, top with a pinch of cayenne pepper or your favorite barbecue rub. Garnish with cilantro and fresh lime juice as desired.

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