Outdoor Grilling

Grilled Street Corn (Elote) with Cotija and Cilantro

Grilled Street Corn (Elote) with Cotija and Cilantro

Recipe from the Sizzle & Smoke Backyard BBQ recipe series on the Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1 Pellet Grill with Full Heart Hospitality, featuring Chef Matt Jennings and Mixologist Silas Axtell.


  • 2 ears fresh summer corn
  • 2 oz. cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 2 sprigs cilantro leaves, picked
  • 1 teaspoon chili flake

Charred jalapeno vinaigrette
Makes ½ cup

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, charred, with skin, seeds and stem removed
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup (packed) fresh dill leaves
  • ½ cup (packed) fennel fronds
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper


Turn your Woodcreek pellet grill to the ‘Sear’ setting.

  1. Grill corn on high heat until slightly charred.
  2. When evenly charred (about 6-7 minutes) remove from grill and drizzle with vinaigretee. Coat with cotija, chili flake and cilantro leaves. Serve with lime.

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