Photo by Denisse Oller

Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


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  1. Brush melted margarine over corn cobs. Season with salt and pepper mixture.
  2. Prepare butter mixture by blending butter, garlic paste, cilantro and lemon rind until smooth.
  3. Place butter mixture on plastic wrap and roll into a cylinder shape. Refrigerate until firm, approximately 1 hour.
  4. Place corn on grill at medium heat, rotating cobs 3 times to make sure they are evenly cooked, approximately 5 minutes each time, for a total of 15 minutes.
  5. Slice butter mixture and serve over corn.
  6. Sprinkle grated cotija cheese, or the grated cheese of your preference, over the corn.

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