Marriage is pretty awesome. You get to spend the rest of your life with your favorite person in the universe, and what could be a better gift than that? Certainly, nothing I can think of. But coming at a close second – filling your kitchen with the brand new matching (!!!) kitchen gear from your registry. No more college hand me downs! After we returned from our honeymoon, I didn’t waste anytime before getting into the kitchen to play with my new toys.
Our big kitchen upgrade was a fancy new grill, a gift from my grandpa. After years using, get this, a handmade charcoal grill made from a discarded old keg, I was thrilled to have something not so, well, redneck.
Of course, as soon as it was delivered, it rained for about two weeks straight. Pure torture, cause we’re the type of kids who like to play with our toys as soon as we open them. On the bright side, it left us with plenty of time to dream up the perfect inaugural dish. What did we decide on? Mexican street corn.
Until food trucks became a thing, typical street food in America was a hot dog boiled in dirty water or a pretzel with neon yellow mustard. In Mexico, they’ve been doing things right for a long time, serving up grilled corn on the cob slathered with mayonnaise and sprinkled with fresh cheese, chili powder and lime juice. It may seem like an odd combination, but once you try it, you’ll fall in love.