Leigh Beisch
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 ear of corn)

Canned chipotle chilis in adobo sauce are usually found in the ethnic-food sections of supermarkets. (Keep a water-filled spray bottle handy to extinguish flames when you grill the corn.)

How to Make It

Step 1

Immerse corn, husks on, in a large bowl of cold water. Let soak for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the minced chipotle chili, lime juice, salt, and black pepper; cook for 30 seconds, stirring to blend flavors.

Step 3

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Husk corn; brush with chipotle butter to coat. Grill about 4 minutes, turning frequently, or just until the corn is tender and nicely browned. Top immediately with crumbled cheese, and serve with lime slices, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

tara31's Review

June 12, 2010
This is the best grilled corn I've ever made. Followed the recipe except skipped the cheese - it wasn't necessary with all of the other flavors! Served with grilled salmon and CL Summer Farfalle Salad with Smoked Salmon.

ChelleyBones's Review

May 05, 2010
This received rave reviews from my Cinco De Mayo dinner guest. The flavors were fantastic and not too spicy like I had thought it would be with the chipotle chilis. I would definately make this again. Since corn was not in season I decided to just open a can of corn and add it to the butter mixture. I'm sure it is even better grilled... isn't everything? I served this with chicken tamale casserole and mexican bread pudding for our Cinco De Mayo party. Delish!!!

cjmelt76's Review

May 31, 2009
Used apple wood smoked cheddar instead of queso fresco - awesoe!