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How to Make Perfect Grilled Elote Corn on the Kokomo Grill

Updated: Jun 6

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy the outdoors and fire up the grill. One dish that epitomizes the essence of summer grilling is Grilled Elote Corn. This Mexican street corn, with its irresistible blend of flavors, is perfect for your next BBQ or family gathering. Here’s how you can make this delicious treat on your Kokomo Grill.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 4 ears of corn

  • ½ cup Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo

  • ½ cup Mexican crema

  • Juice from ½ lime

  • Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil

  • ¼ cup cotija cheese, crumbled

  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Extra lime juice for topping

  • Chili lime seasoning

Step-by-Step Directions

Preparing the Corn

  1. Soak the Corn:

  • Start by soaking the ears of corn in water for 10-15 minutes. This helps to steam the corn on the grill, ensuring it stays moist and tender.

  1. Grill the Corn Indirectly:

  • Preheat your Kokomo Grill to 350°F. Place the soaked corn on the grill, but not directly over the heat. Grill for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking.

  1. Prepare the Corn:

  • Remove the corn from the grill. Carefully peel back the husks and remove the silk. Leave the husks attached as you’ll use them to create a handy handle for eating.

  1. Make the Handle:

  • Gather the husks and tie them together using one of the husks, creating a knot to form a handle.

  1. Mix the Creamy Topping:

  1. Grill for Char:

  • Drizzle Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil on all sides of the corn. Place the corn back on the grill, this time over direct heat, until you get a nice char on all sides. Remove the corn once charred to your liking.

  1. Coat and Top:

  • Let the corn cool slightly before coating it with the mayo and crema mixture. Sprinkle cotija cheese, cilantro, lime juice, and chili lime seasoning generously over the top.

Why Grilled Elote Corn is a Must-Try

Grilled Elote Corn is a flavorful, fun, and easy dish to make. The combination of creamy, tangy, and spicy toppings with the smoky charred corn creates a taste sensation that’s hard to beat. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy fresh, seasonal corn in a new and exciting way.

Tips for Perfect Grilled Elote Corn on the cob

  • Choose Fresh Corn: For the best flavor, select fresh ears of corn with bright green husks and moist silk.

  • Adjust the Toppings: Feel free to customize the toppings to suit your taste. You can add more lime juice, sprinkle extra chili lime seasoning, or even add some crumbled bacon for an extra twist.

  • Serve Immediately: Elote is best enjoyed right off the grill while it’s still warm and the toppings are fresh.

Pairing Suggestions

Grilled Elote Corn pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. Consider serving it alongside grilled meats like steak or chicken, or as a side dish for burgers and hotdogs. It’s also fantastic with a cold, refreshing beverage like a margarita or a glass of iced tea.

Final Thoughts

Bringing the vibrant flavors of Mexican street food to your backyard has never been easier. With the Kokomo Grill, you can create perfectly charred and delicious Grilled Elote Corn that will delight your family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a summer BBQ or simply looking for a new way to enjoy fresh corn, this recipe is sure to become a favorite.

Fire up your grill and give this Grilled Elote Corn recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you!

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