Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili-Lime Butter and Cotija Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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6 ears corn, in their husks

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Juice of 3 limes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 cup cotija cheese or feta cheese


  1. Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Grill the corn in their husks until the husks start to blacken, about 3 minutes per side. 
  2. Mix together the butter, chili powder, cayenne pepper, lime juice and some salt and black pepper in a bowl until incorporated. 
  3. Peel back the corn husks, leaving on to use as handles while eating. Rub the chili-lime butter all over the corn. Garnish with the cotija cheese.