Mexican Street Corn

How has your summer been? Ours has been fairly busy but in a good way. We’ve been able to take some weekend family trips, enjoy summer evenings at home together, soak up some good sunshine (little to no rain here!)…then we’ve had driver’s ed, drag racing trips and summer concerts. Here’s just a glimpse into our summer… and why I haven’t been blogging!! …but scroll down below for a terrific new recipe that’s been a hit a few times already on our Taco Tuesday’s 🙂

 

So it was just my hubby and me at home the other night (a rarity!) and I decided to make Fish Tacos and Mexican Street Corn. I picked up 3 ears of fresh sweet corn from Spooner Farms which is just down the road from us. A few quick ingredients from the local grocery store and I was set. I love cooking for my family. I cook 6-7 nights a week, it’s rare that we eat out. I’m privileged that my husband and daughter help with clean-up! I try to come up with different recipes/meals each week to keep it fun and not so routine.

Now, I’m not a big fish-seafood loving person…in fact I really don’t care for it at all (see side note below haha)…but I found some unenriched breaded frozen fish at our local grocery store and wanted to make it for my husband. He is a seafood loving person 🙂

…side note: I just had the most amazing lunch with my Aunt and Uncle today and I can say that I really enjoyed the grilled salmon, hot crab dip and shrimp spring rolls! Maybe I’m coming around after all 🙂 or maybe I just need to visit family more often 😉

 

My fish tacos are really pretty basic…message me if you’d like the “recipe”. Ok, on to the reason for this post 🙂 …thanks for putting up with my rambling 🙂

 

Skillet Mexican Street Corn

Dice the shallot, seed and chop the jalapeno. Cut corn off the cob. Chop fresh cilantro.

In a medium-sized cast-iron skillet, heat oil, butter, and salt. When butter is melted, toss in corn kernels and cook for 10 minutes, stirring the corn every 2 minutes. If you’d like a char on your corn, continue cooking until corn begins to turn a charred color. Add the shallot and jalapeno to the corn in the skillet. Stir to combine, continue stirring every few minutes until shallot is softened.

While the corn mixture is cooking, combine garlic, lime juice, and mayo in a small bowl. Whisk to combine, set aside. (I used garlic salt this time because I was lazy and didn’t want to chop garlic…but normally I use 1 clove garlic, minced)

Crumble, or chop with a knife, about 1 cup of Queso Fresco cheese.

IMG_6451Carefully remove the skillet from heat. Add mayo mixture, cilantro and Queso Fresco cheese. Toss to combine and serve immediately with additional Queso Fresco cheese and cilantro as garnish.

I don’t have a picture of the fish tacos/corn! I must’ve been hungry haha! The picture below is from a different Taco Tuesday night… I served the corn with pork carnitas this night. 

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Mexican Street Corn

Ingredients

  • 3 fresh ears of corn (cut corn off cob)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Queso Fresco cheese (1/4 cup reserved for garnish)
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp cilantro, washed and finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized cast-iron skillet, heat oil, butter, and salt over medium heat. When butter is melted, toss in corn kernels and cook for 10 minutes, stirring corn every 2-3 minutes. If you’d like a char on your corn, turn heat up to medium-high and continue cooking until corn begins to turn a charred color.
  2. While corn is cooking, combine garlic, lime juice, and mayo in a small bowl. Whisk to combine, set aside.

  3. Add the shallot and jalapeno to the corn in the skillet. Stir to combine, continue stirring every few minutes until shallot is softened.
  4. Carefully remove skillet from heat. Add mayo mixture, cilantro and Queso Fresco cheese. Toss to combine and serve immediately with additional Queso Fresco cheese and cilantro as garnish.

 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.

Please share this recipe with your friends and family. If you make this recipe, please comment below and/or add your own pictures. Thanks for stopping by!

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