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Mexican Street Corn ( Elotes!)

Mexican Street Corn with chilies, cilantro and lime - also called Elotes. This lighter version can be grilled or sautéed and can easily be made vegan! | www.feastingathome.com

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Mexican Street Corn (Elotes!). This lighter version can be kept vegan. Flavorful and healthy, serve it as a side dish with grilled meats or fish.

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Instructions

Heat oil in an extra large skillet over medium heat.

Add shallot and garlic. Saute until golden about 2 minutes, stirring often and lowering heat to med low if it seems too hot. Add chili, saute 1-2 minutes.

Add corn, spices, salt and pepper. Saute for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Add a splash of stock or water and the lime juice, stir, cover and steam for  3-4 minutes.   Fold in the optional feta ( or cojito cheese)  and half of the cilantro. Taste, adjust salt.

Serve warm in a bowl and top with more cilantro and crumbed feta.

Notes

You can also grill the corn whole ( shucked) directly on the grate, letting it a little charred in places. Let them cool, then slice the grilled kernels off the cob and add to the sautéed shallot-garlic- chili mixture in the skillet. Proceed with the recipe form there.

Cojito cheese is traditional here, but sometimes it’s hard to find- feta is a nice easy substitute.

Of course you can always add a dollop of mayo or vegan mayo to this for creaminess and more authenticity.

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