Today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game!
Drop by the Sunday Supper Movement to see the whole picnic spread out on our virtual blanket.
I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing...
Asian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary
Beautiful Beet Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Chicken Muffuletta from Marlene Baird
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from The Dinner-Mom
Yes, Elote...as in Mexican Street Corn. Totally yummy grilled corn on the cob with seasonings and cheese and stuff.
The first time I tried (or even heard of) Elote was not that long ago, at a Dodger game. And I fell in love!
Its super easy. way delicious, and perfect for picnics.
Simply get your grill on
And get your cleaned corn on the grill
I grilled them on a lower heat at first, turning often until they were just about cooked, then added more coals to get a good char going.
I knew they were done when I could smell them. Oh the smell of sweet, sweet corn.
Then for the good stuff (this is enough for 4 - 6 ears of corn)
inspired by The Kitchn
4 -6 grilled corn ears
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Cotija cheese, finely crumbled
2 limes sliced into wedges
Combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cinnamon and desired amount of salt.
Slather a good amount of mayonnaise all over the corn. Don't be shy. Don't be weirded out. Trust me. It's amazing.
Sprinkle (or shower, depending on how much seasoning you like) the chili powder mixture all over the the place.
Then sprinkle on the cheese and drizzle with some lime juice.
Grab that cobber and dig in.....
And be ready for your taste buds to be wowed! All those flavors coming together is absolutely delicious. The sweet corn, slightly spicy chili powder, smokey cumin and then the slightest hint of cinnamon all accented by the tangy Cojita cheese and lime juice. This very well could be my favorite corn.