- 6 ears corn on the cob in husks
- About 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1/2 cup queso fresco (Mexican-style fresh cheese)*
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 2/3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
- calories 144
- caloriesfromfat 48 %
- protein 4 g
- fat 7.7 g
- satfat 3.5 g
- carbohydrate 18 g
- fiber 1.9 g
- sodium 459 mg
- cholesterol 15 mg
How to Make It
Remove silks from corn but leave husks intact. Put corn in a large bowl with 1/4 cup salt and water to cover. Soak about 1 hour.
Heat a grill to medium-high (350° to 450°). Meanwhile, whirl queso fresco, butter, mayonnaise, and lime zest in a food processor until fairly smooth. Add cilantro and pulse to blend. Spread half the butter mixture on a plate and spoon the rest into a small bowl.
Grill corn, covered, turning occasionally, until tender (peel back husks to check), 10 to 15 minutes. Peel back husks from cobs and tie with a strip of husk. Roll cobs in butter mixture on plate to coat (use a flexible spatula to help), then set on a platter. Serve with remaining butter and more salt to add to taste.
*Find queso fresco at well-stocked grocery stores and Latino markets.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving, using half of butter mixture.