Fire-Eater Mexican Corn

This is my take on grilled Mexican corn. Normally, you season the corn-on-the-cob with cayenne pepper, but I prefer something with a little more flavor (but still have some heat). Steven Raichlen’s rub is the perfect mix for this Fire-Eater Mexican corn (and wings, and steak, and just about everything you make!). The rub adds just the right amount of spiciness.
Fire-Eater Mexican CornThis Fire-Eater Mexican corn could easily wind up being my favorite way to cook fresh corn-on-the-cob. Creamy butter and cheese with a nice spicy kick. Very, very good and so easy! If you don’t have Cotija cheese, substitute queso blanco or crumbled feta.

Fire-Eater Mexican Corn

Course Side
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Mike


  • Corn on the cob whole or halved
  • Unsalted butter
  • Lime juice
  • Cotjia cheese
  • Fire-Eater rub


  • Tear off a few pieces of foil (more or less, depending on how much corn you're cooking).
  • Place the corn on the foil. Add a small pat of butter over each.
  • Drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice and top with crumbled cheese.
  • Sprinkle with desired amount of rub.
  • Seal foil into packets and place on grill over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.

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