Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese & Chipotle Butter

Butter is laced with chipotle chiles - dried smoked jalapeno peppers - then used to baste this corn on the cob as it roasts right on the grid. Peeling back the husks and tying them with butcher's twine makes for easy basting and a playful presentation.

2-4 Hours
15 Minutes


  • 1/2 cups (120 ml) crumbled cotija cheese or feta cheese (2 ounces) 
  • 1/4 teaspoons (1.3 ml) kosher salt 
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chopped dried chipotle chiles 
  • 8 tablespoons (120 ml) unsalted butter, at room temperature 
  • 4 ears corn 
  • 1/4 cups (60 ml) finely chopped fresh cilantro 
  • fresh lime, cut into quarters 


Step 1

Set the EGG for direct cooking at 400°F/204°C.

Step 2

Place the corn into a large pan and cover with cold water. Let soak for 1 hour.

Step 3

Pull the husks back from each ear of corn and tie them into a bundle with butcher's twine. Completely remove the silk from each ear. Combine the butter, chiles and salt in a Cast Iron Sauce Pot and mix well. Using a knife or small spatula, spread 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the butter evenly over each ear.

Step 4

Place the corn on the grid with a piece of aluminum foil under each husk to prevent the husks from burning. Add the sauce pot to the EGG until the butter melts. Roast the corn for 6 minutes, basting the corn with the chipotle butter and turning every 2 minutes. Continue grilling for 6 more minutes, or until the corn is tender.

Step 5

Transfer the corn to a platter and coat with more chipotle butter. Sprinkle with the cheese and cilantro. Serve immediately with lime wedges. Serves 4.

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