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Creamy-Spicy Citrus Corn


  • 4 ears corn, shucked

  • 1 cup cream

  • 1 teaspoon puréed chipotle in adobo

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 lime

  • 1 cup crumbled soft fresh cheese, such as Cotija, Queso Blanco or Asadero


Place a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the ears of corn to the boiling water and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes.

While the corn is cooking, pre-heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat and add the cream and chipotle to a small pot over medium-high heat. Heat the cream to a simmer, season with salt and pepper and reserve warm. Place the par-cooked corn on the hot grill and sear until grill-marked and tender, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked corn to a serving plate and top with the reduced cream. Garnish with the lime zest and juice and crumbled cheese.