Elotes Callejeros Street-style Chargrilled Corn

, from Issue #100. December, 2021
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Elotes Callejeros Street-style Chargrilled Corn

This is one of my favourite barbecued vegetable recipes: hot grilled sweetcorn spicy mayo, parmesan and coriander – delish!

Makes: 8 Pieces


4 sweetcorn cobs, husks and silks removed
½ cup good-quality egg mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chipotle or Tabasco sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup freshly grated parmesan
2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
vegetable oil
cayenne pepper or ground paprika, for sprinkling over
sea salt and ground pepper

EQUIPMENT: 8 short metal skewers.


Cook the corn in boiling water until just cooked but still with a little bite. Drain well and cut into 2 or 3 pieces, then push onto skewers. Whisk the mayonnaise, chipotle or Tabasco sauce and garlic in a bowl and set aside. Combine the parmesan and coriander in a separate dish.

Preheat a barbecue or ridged grill until very hot.

Brush the corn with vegetable oil and cook, turning frequently, until lightly charred on all sides. Brush generously with mayonnaise and sprinkle with parmesan and coriander. Dust with a little cayenne pepper or ground paprika, and salt and pepper.