Grilled Corn on the Cobb with Sour Cream and Lime Sauce

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This is straight from Cooks Illustrated, September/October 2009.


  • 1/4 Cup Mayo
  • 3T Sour Cream
  • 3T minced fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Garlic Clove, pressed (about 1 tsp)
  • 3/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1 ounce Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated (1/2 cup)
  • 4 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt or 1/4 tsp Table Salt
  • 6 ears of corn


1. Turn Gas grill to high  and heat grill with lid down until very hot – about 15 minutes.

2. While Grill is heating, combine mayo, sour cream, cilantro, garlic, 1/4 tsp chili powder, pepper, cayenne, lime juice, and cheese in large bowl; set aside. In second large bowl, combine oil, salt, and remaining 1/2 tsp chili powder; Add corn and toss until coated evenly.

3. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until lightly charred on all sides, 7 – 12 minutes total. Remove from grill and top with sauce and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.


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