Friday, May 06, 2011

street corn off the cob

Yesterday was Cinco De Mayo, so you may be saying..."well isn't it a day late for a Mexican food post?" Heck no!! It's never too late for Mexican food posts. Tacos are timeless. For real. My newest place to eat here in St. Louis is called Milagro Modern Mexican (also, get the Horchata martini and thank me later). They have this "Street Corn" which is completely off the hook. See, Mexican street corn usually consists of grilled corn on the cob with mayonnaise, cheese and chili powder.

Milagro's version is off the corn, but has the rest. It's addicting, and I am a known mayo-hater. So when I decided to have a few people over for carnitas tacos, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to copy this perfect side dish. It's simple enough, right? While mine isn't exactly like Milagro's, it's the same basic concept, and my guests loved it.

Mexican Street Corn Off-The-Cob

Kernels from 7 ears of sweet corn
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 pablano pepper, diced
2 jalapenos, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (I made my own...basic egg yolk, oil, and I used lime juice for the liquid)
1 1/2 cups chihuahua cheese
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

combine the corn, garlic and peppers. Roast in a 425ºF oven until corn starts to brown a little, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix mayo, cheese, cayenne and salt and pepper to the corn. Serve warm.

You can find my carnitas recipe, along with my other favorite taco recipes in this post. For more Mexican food fun, check out this Food Blog Mafia Cinco De Mayo round-up and this old skool Iron Stef Mexican round-up.


Ali said...

Man that looks soooo good. I am a mayo lover so it's all good to me. :)

Laura @ FoodSnobSTL said...

I am a mayo hater too!! I was shocked when I found out it was in the street corn. Only thing with mayo I will eat.

Thomas Servo said...

I was thrilled to find this posting. Not only because I'd found the recipe I was looking for but because Milagro in STL is the reason that I'm looking. I was recently visiting StL and my friends took me out there. Not only was the street corn great but they also make a mean margarita. Thanks for your post!