yield: 6 EARS OF CORN prep time: 15 MINS cook time: 15 MINS total time: 30 MINS
6 ears of corn
¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh herbs, like cilantro or parsley
lime wedges, for spritzing
BANG BANG SAUCE
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
3 teaspoons chili garlic paste/sauce (sambal oelek)
Preheat your grill to the highest setting. Shuck the corn (I left the husk at the bottom for photos, but honestly, you don’t need to do that.). I don’t use olive oil or anything here - I find that it browns nicely on the grill and there is enough flavor with everything else! If you’d like, you can brush or spray it with olive oil.
Place the corn on the grill grates and cook until charred and golden, rotating every few minutes. My corn takes 10 to 15 minutes total, maybe a bit less for smaller ears. You may need to remove smaller ears sooner.
While the corn is grilling, stir together the bang bang sauce. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
Remove the corn from the grill and drizzle on the bang bang sauce. Sprinkle the cotija cheese on top and then the herbs. Spritz with fresh lime and serve!