Grilled corn a spicy street treat

Grilled corn with spicy mayonnaise is a favorite with Mexican street vendors because itís easy to prepare. Itís just as simple on a backyard grill. If you canít find chipotle chili powder, substitute ancho chili powder or a half-tablespoon of conventional chili powder.

Grilled Corn With Lime-Chili Mayonnaise
Serves 6. Time: 20 minutes

6 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 garlic clove, minced
6 ears corn, husks and silks removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste
4 ounces grated queso blanco or crumbled feta cheese

Prepare the lime-chili mayonnaise up to 8 hours before serving. Combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, chipotle chili powder and garlic in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

To prepare the corn, heat a charcoal or gas grill to high. Brush the corn with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and place it on the grill, turning often, until evenly cooked with a few charred spots, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to a serving platter. Brush with the mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

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