Margarita Grilled Corn

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This recipe calls for grilled ears of corn sprinkled lightly with lime salt and chili powder tastes remarkably similar to the popular Mexican beverage.

Margarita Grilled Corn
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Grill Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 8 ears fresh corn in husks

  • 4 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel (peel from 2 to 3 limes)

  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt

  • cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • Small Limes (optional)

Directions

  1. Carefully peel back corn husks, but do not remove. Scrub ears with stiff brush to remove silks. Rinse ears. Pull husks back up around corn. Place in large pot; cover with water. Soak 2 to 4 hours; drain well. Peel back husks and pat corn dry with paper towels.

  2. For lime salt, in small bowl stir together lime peel and salt. Brush some of the butter on corn. Sprinkle lightly with lime salt and chili powder. Fold husks back around ears. Tie husk tops with strips of corn husk or 100% cotton kitchen string.

  3. For charcoal grill, grill corn on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender, turning and rearranging occasionally. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place corn on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.)

  4. To serve, remove ties from corn; peel back husks. Pass remaining butter, lime salt, chili powder, and limes for squeezing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
9g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 39%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 253mg 5%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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