Sauteing corn--fresh off the cob--in butter piques its sweetness and tender crunch. Cumin, chili powder, cilantro, and lime join the party for prime fiesta flavor. This is the perfect side dish for any summer barbecue, Mexican-themed dinner party, or picnic.
Recipe courtesy of Lily Diamond
Chili Cilantro Corn off the Cob with Cotija Cheese
Total:
10 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
10 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 6 ears fresh corn, husked
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, plus whole cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, plus lime slices, for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese, plus more for garnish

Directions

Break each corn cob in half and slice the corn kernels off the cob by standing them on their ends and cutting downwards. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat, adding the chili powder and cumin while it melts to activate their flavor. Add the corn kernels and reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes over low heat, adding the chopped cilantro, lime juice, and sea salt towards the end. In the last few moments, add in the crumbled cotija and stir just to incorporate. Remove from heat. 

Serve sprinkled with extra cotija, fresh cilantro leaves, a few dashes of chili powder, and fresh lime slices.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Corn on the Cob with Spicy Aioli

Iowa Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob

Recipe courtesy of Santos Loo

Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chili Corn Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Luke Nguyen's France

7:30am | 6:30c

Luke Nguyen's France

8:30am | 7:30c

Luke Nguyen's France

9:30am | 8:30c

Cupcake Wars

10am | 9c

Cupcake Wars

11am | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12pm | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cheap Eats

2pm | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cheap Eats

5pm | 4c

Cheap Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Great Food Truck Rally

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here