Saturday, July 3, 2010

lots of elote

Mmmm. Summer means fresh sweet karnnnn!
grilling corn
My cousin had promo coupons to get a dozen ears of corn (and a cantaloupe!) for free at the Chesterfield Berry Farm's market off 360 West.There's nothing like produce straight from the source. Grilled. With butter. And chili powder. And lime juice... Do you see where I'm going here?
grilled corn

Enter: "Mexican" corn, or elote (our take, anyway). Sure, you can enjoy the pure, unadorned flavor and sweetness of corn. But why not indulge once in a while?
Boil and/or grill the corn, slather on some butter and mayo (I go lightly on both, but feel free to use your own judgment), dust with seasoning (we did a mix of chili, cayenne, and garlic powder), salt, and top with cotija cheese. We couldn't find cotija, so we used queso fresco. Squeeze on some lime, and you're on the flavor train to euphoria. I had cilantro on hand and added it for color, but it's totes unnecessary.

Everything works together in a big way. The corn is crunchy, creamy, tangy, spicy, smoky, and slightly salty. MMmmm I'll be having this again for the 4th of July. You better believe it.

Also picked up some CBF-grown green beans for 1.99/lb (I think the scale at the cash register makes your total even cheaper). Check out the little market down Hull St. towards Amelia, less than a mile past Skinquarter Rd on your right.