Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Elote (Mexican Corn)

In May, at Seattle's Pike's Place Market!


Yup, you read right! The FFF blog is back, folks! It's still focused on food of course, but a little different this time. In my hiatus, I've surprisingly cooked up (no pun intended), a big passion for cooking! It's very unlike me. Having used to hate being in the kitchen and "making" anything other than rice, I didn't think I'd ever be the cooking type. That was just one thing on the "Wifey Material" list that I just didn't have, and never thought I'd ever have. Fast forward to almost a year ago, having just came back from a trip where I overate and came back feeling sluggish and just plain 'ol chubby, I decided it was time to cook healthy. Just for a week. Yeah, just for a week. 

Long story short, here I am today, sharing my very FIRST recipe on my food blog. Hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think!

What is Elote? Elote is a Mexican Corn on the Cob, usually served on the cob with a variety of condiments like mayo, sour cream, lemon or lime juice, chili powder, butter and cotija cheese. All the best things in life, of course!!! Sometimes it is also served with the corn cut off the cob in a cup or bowl with a side of chips to dip it in! The first time I was served this deliciously creamy concoction was in Sedona, Arizona at a restaurant called, non other than, Elote. It was their specialty, and boy did they do it well. Ever since then, I crave this stuff. I made it for my M&D to munch on during the Superbowl earlier this year. Here's the FFF version! With summer coming to a close, get your corn at the supermarket quick!



What you'll need:
serves 6 
Difficulty level: easy

4-6 heads of corn
3/4 cup of mayonnaise
2 tbsp Cholula Hot Sauce
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup Cotija cheese
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp paprika or Tajin citrus chile seasoning (you can find this at Safeway, but I ordered mine online)
a bag of Tortilla Chips

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Leave husks on corn and place in oven for a good 15 mins. You can do the oven method or boil the corn as well.
2. With oven method, take out after 15 mins and let cool. Set aside.
3.  In a large saucepan, mix the mayonnaise, hot sauce, lime juice, salt, pepper, sugar, and chicken stock together over medium heat.
4. Once corn has cooled, remove the husks and slice the corn off the cob.
5. Mix corn and sauce together over stove.
6. Plate in a large bowl and top with lots of crumbled Cotija cheese, cilantro and Tajin.
7. ENJOY with Tortilla Chips!!!




3 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I'm glad to see you're doing well. I personally missed this blog

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