Wednesday, August 12, 2009

mexican sweet street corn!

when i travel, my favorite things to nibble on are usually some form of street food. i saw this recipe on foodnetwork, and thought, "what a great way to honor the spirit of summer: travel and grilling!" on a plus side, right now, white sweet corn is totally in abundance, so i got a great deal from iovines at reading terminal (3 ears for $1)!

i love this recipe because it tastes SWEET (corn), SPICY (chili powder), and TANGY (lime) all at once on a simple piece of corn! I've only slightly modified Sunny Anderson's Mexican Sweet Corn (fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder):

- 4 ears of sweet corn, husks removed
- 2 tbsps canola oil
- 1/2 cup mayonaise
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp fresh, minced garlic
- 1 lime, quartered
- salt
- fresh ground pepper
- special equipment: grill pan (or a grill if you have it!)

1. preheat grill pan. rub corn with oil and place on grill pan; turning on all sides until it is slightly charred; about 6-10 minutes.

2. Mix together the mayo, chili powder, garlic, lime, salt and pepper in a bowl.

3. Remove corn from grill pan and spread the spicy mayo mixture over corn. Squeeze fresh lime juice and enjoy!

What's your favorite street food?


No fuss said...

chaat with lots of imlee...OR,,,gol ganda!

adeeba said...

mmm.. gola ganda! i love paani purri, too! there's a restaurant here that serves duck paani puri. eh...gotta have it old school and with dirty paani, lol :)

Butch Doc said...

loved ur recipe...say hello next time ur in. Butch-IovineBros.

adeeba said...

thanks, butch!