Corn on the cob brings back childhood memories of barbecues and summer family gatherings. We’d get special permission to stay up late and count the stars as they emerged from the dark blue blanket of sky above us.

These days, I’m often too swept up in the day-to-day demands of motherhood to think much about those magical childhood moments but, when it’s time to fire up the grill, these memories flood into my mind.

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A fun tradition that was handed down to me is the preparation of corn on the cob. It’s pretty standard in America to boil corn on the cob until the kernels are waterlogged and flavorless. Not for us! I prefer to grill our corn to keep it crisp and sweet, but I love this redefined version using TAJÍN to really kick the flavor up a notch. This simple addition packs a wallop and makes all the difference. The great news is that I usually have all the necessary ingredients on hand in the fridge or pantry so I don’t need to remember to buy anything special to make this. Corn is coming into season now as we enter the summer months and I’m loving reliving some of those amazing childhood moments with my own kids as we savor every awesome bite of this corn on the cob, redefined!

Serves: 4

4 ears of corn, in husk
½ teaspoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ cup cotija cheese (alternative: mild white cheese of your choice such as white cheddar)


  1. Wrap corn while still in husk in aluminum foil.
  2. Place corn in the oven and broil or grill for 20-25 minutes, until cooked.
  3. Open foil and remove husk and continue to broil until lightly charred all over.
  4. Remove corn from oven and roll in melted butter.
  5. Spread evenly with mayonnaise, sprinkle with cotija cheese and TAJÍN CLASICO.
  6. Serve with lime wedges and enjoy.

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