Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mexican Corn with Creamy Avocado - 52 Church PotLuck Side Dishes

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Elote (the Corn on the Cob version of this recipe) and Esquites (this) are Mexican street food staples.  Fried corn with a mixture of toppings is sold everywhere.

This recipe has some of the best options mixed with Fried Corn.  Spicy Peppers, Creamy Cheese, Drizzles of Lime and Herbal Freshness!  And with the addition of creamy sweet Avocados... TEX-MEX HEAVEN!

Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe....

OK... Here's what I did...

Mexican Corn (Esquites)
with Creamy Avocado

  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 2 Cans Sweet Corn, drained
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeds and ribs removed, fine dice
  • 3 TBS Mayonnaise
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, grated
  • 3 Green Onions, Sliced
  • 1 Handful Frsh Cilantro, Chopped
  • Juice and Zest from 1 Medium Lime
  • 1/4 pound (4 ounces) Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper Spice
  • For Garnish Freshly sliced Avocado, peel off the rind
  • For Garnish Smoked Paprika spice
Cooking Directions
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the corn, toss and let it sit cooking until charred, mix it up and let it char again, about 6-10 minutes.
  3. Add the jalapeno and Garlic, saute for a minute and remove from heat.
  4. Mix everything else
  5. Pour into serving dish (or serve straight from the skillet). Garnish with Avocado slices and sprinkle Paprika spice.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature and ENJOY!


This recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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