About 2 years ago I met my sister in New York city for a few days. She is a Senior women’s apparel designer for a sportswear company out west, and she often has to go on shopping trips to check out trends and get inspired. I was fortunate to tag along with her on this one. Rough, I know. Before we left she told me that since I am the foodie I could pick out the restaurants. She had only one request. That we eat lunch at least once at Cafe Habana so she could get this fabulous grilled cuban corn. I of course complied and we went to this great little restaurant in Nolita. It turned out to be one of the best things I ever ate and I dream of it often. I have since tried to recreate this simple but delicious dish. I lightened it up a bit with a little less slather and cotija. But it is still fabulous.
|Shuck 8 ears of sweet corn and add to boiling salted water.
Cook for about 5 minutes and remove.
|While to corn is boiling, mix 1/4 cup sour cream with
1/4 cup good quality or homemade mayonnaise and set aside.
|Crumble 3 oz. of cotija cheese and set aside.|
|Place boiled corn on a medium high grill
and cook for about 10 minutes turning corn to evenly brown.
|Slather each ear of corn with the sour cream mixture and sprinkle with cojita.
shake on some cayenne pepper and serve with a fresh lime wedge.