Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese

Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese

In much of Mexico, as well as many parts of the American Southwest, street vendors sell well-seasoned corn on the cob that’s known as elote. It’s almost always on the cob, and nearly always on a stick. The seasonings vary, but generally include chili powder, cheese, lime or lemon, and a sour cream (crema)-based sauce. If you haven’t encountered these street vendors in your travels, you’ve been missing out on something delicious. And even if you have had the opportunity to enjoy elote in its natural environment, you’re not always going to be near a street vendor, right? To satisfy your elote desires at those times, we’ve developed Trader Joe’s Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese.

For this at-home version of what’s often called street corn, we’ve opted to take the kernels off the cob. In the bag are disks that magically melt into a creamy, smoky sauce as the corn heats – it seems magical, but it’s really just basic thermodynamics. It’s also spiked with lime juice and studded with cilantro, lending additional authenticity. A packet of Cotija cheese is included in each package of Corn – when the corn is heated through and ready to serve, sprinkle the crumbled cheese on top. It’s the ideal finishing touch to this crunchy, sweet, smoky, spicy dish. Present it as a side dish with a Mexican-inspired meal, or serve it in individual ramekins as an appetizer course. We’re selling Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese in a 14 ounce bag for $3.29. You’ll find it exclusively in the freezer case at your neighborhood Trader Joe’s.


Ingredients: Corn, Light Sour Cream (cultured milk, cream, nonfat milk powder, gelatin), Cotija Cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, cheese cultures, microbial rennet, tapioca starch, cellulose powder, natamycin [for freshness]), Water, Mayonnaise (expeller pressed Canola oil, eggs, apple cider vinegar, egg yolks, sea salt, mustard [distilled white vinegar, water, mustard seeds, salt], lemon juice concentrate), Cilantro, Spices, Lime Juice Concentrate, Maple Syrup.


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