Mexican Grilled Corn with Garlic Chile Butter

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Having just returned from New Mexico with some great chile spices, I couldn’t wait to try them on some grilled corn. It is Summer after all and what screams Summer more than corn?

Grilling corn is so easy. Just follow these easy steps for a quick and easy method. I typically grill more corn than I need to use in salads and relishes. The smokiness of the corn adds an amazing flavor.


Mexican Grilled Corn with Garlic Chile butter

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4 Servings

Mexican Grilled Corn with Garlic Chile butter

This grilled corn recipe is great right off the grill or cut the corn off to use in salads, recipes or relishes. Equally as good reheated or used cold.


  • 4 ears of fresh corn on the cob
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 Tblsp of mexican chile spices (more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch salt to taste


  1. Peel off the outer layers of the corn leaving some leaves intact.
  2. Soak the corn for 20 minutes, turning once during the soaking. You may need to place a heavy can on top of the corn to keep it under water. Depending on how many corn you plan to soak, a 13 x 9 dish or large pot works well.
  3. Heat grill
  4. Remove the corn and allow excess water to drip off
  5. Grill for 20 minutes turning once after 10 minutes (keep and eye on it as you don't want it to get too charred
  6. The wet husk will steam the corn while giving it a nice light smoky flavor
  7. Melt butter, mexican spices, garlic poder and salt in microwave for 40 seconds )approx)
  8. Serve the corn by either peeling off the husk entirely of just peel it back to leave as a handle
  9. Drizzle the chile butter over the corn and serve immediately

If you would like to order these authentic spices direct from Chimayo, New Mexico, you can get it shipped by calling 505-351-4112. Chimayo is home to the famous  El Santuario de Chimayó which boasts over 300,000 visitors a year who make the pilgrimage for the Sanctuaries’ healing powers. You can find crutches hanging in the chapel as proof of those that claim to have been healed. There is a calm and serenity that surrounds this church, it’s people and the town. If you are in New Mexico, don’t miss passing through Chimayo which is located on  the High Road to Taos, New Mexico.

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Laura Raymond

Laura Raymond is a Serial Entrepreneur, avid recipe developer and Modern Marketing Guru carving my niche in the food and travel industries, mobile marketing and online ordering. Specializing in Engagement Marketing and putting business owners back in control. Destination Cuisine is my passion to bring foodie events, culinary tours, cooking classes and cool restaurants/hotels together in an interactive site. Reach me at (941) 809-2012. Join our CULTure so you can... Eat Well and Live Full.



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