Thursday, August 6, 2009

Simply Grill

Oh man. So tonight was a night of the grill. Sure, the meat was meat and needed nothing but a little spice. A little "special" spice, Bubba Brand Steak Shake! (If anyone knows where we can get some more, please share.) But tonight i tried something called "Mexican grilled corn" and was in heaven. I keep forgetting how little preparation things for the grill need and how just being on that heat can transport something simple into something amazing. However, if you want to move to the next step past amazing, try this this trick with your corn next time.

Mexican Grilled Corn
(Cooking Illustrated)

1/4 c reg or light mayo
3 T sour cream
3 T minced fresh cilantro leaves
1 med garlic clove, through garlic press
3/4 t chilli powder
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/4 t cayenne pepper (optional)
4 t juice from 1 lime
1 ounce Pecorino Romano cheese, grated (about 1/2 c)
4 t vegetable oil
1/2 t salt
6 large ears corn

1. heat grill
2. While grill is heating, combine mayo, sour cream, cilantro, garlic, 1/4 t chili powder, black powder, cayenne, lime juice, and cheese in a large bowl; set aside. In second large bowl, combine oil, salt, and remaining 1/2 t chili powder; add corn and toss until coated evenly.
3. Grill corn over coals, turning occasionally, until lightly charred on all sides, 7 to 12 minutes total. Remove from grill and place in a bowl with mayo mixture; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

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