My pregnant ass just stared at the screen drooling, wondering if Postmates can somehow deliver this to me?? I haven’t had many cravings, per se, but I’ve definitely wanted some random fatty foods that I wouldn’t typically crave. Often times I don’t even want it until it pops up on TV or if I see someone else eating it. In this case, my blog post is making me want some creamy, deconstructed Mexican street corn. And yes, I know that’s not the proper name for this dish and it’s obviously not prepared on the street, BUT the recipe is modeled after some to-die for Mexican street corn I ate once. It’s a very rich dish, so you’ll want to have something nutritious and light with this, but trust me, it’s delish!
Many [fancy] Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles are now serving this as a side and I’m not mad at it. The combination of the creamy cheese, lime, and Tajin are just……amazing. You know how real my Tajin obsession is so I’m sure I don’t need to convince you. Speaking of Tajin, now that summer is right around the corner I cannot wait to start having my daily watermelon-lime-Tajin snack. The ultimate pregnancy snack, if I do say so myself. Scroll down to get the full recipe for the corn.
Deconstructed Mexican Corn
- 1 bag of frozen corn
- 1 lime – zested & juiced
- 3/4 cup Cojita cheese, grated
- 3/4 cup Crema Mexicana
- 1 tblspn olive oil
- 2 tblspns fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and add the corn. Cook until warmed through, about 5-7 minutes.
- Stir in the Cojita, Crema, lime zest, and cilantro.
- Serve in a bowl with extra Cojita, lime juice, Tajin sprinkled over everything, and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.