Prep 35m Cook 19m Additional 20m Ready In 1h 14m
Servings 4 servings Calories 383.4

Corn with roasted chiles, creme fraiche, and cotija cheese.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 small poblano pepper
  • 1 small serrano pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 ears corn, shucked and kernels removed
  • 1 roasted red pepper, diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup grated Cotija cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. 2 Cut poblano and serrano peppers in 1/2 from top to bottom; remove stems, seeds, and ribs. Place peppers with cut sides down onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. 3 Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Place blackened peppers into a bowl and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Allow peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Dice peppers.
  4. 4 Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and serrano pepper; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add corn, red pepper, and poblano pepper. Saute until corn is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Season vegetable mixture with salt and pepper.
  5. 5 Stir lime juice, butter, creme fraiche, and cilantro into the vegetable mixture. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with Cotija cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 383.4
  • Carbohydrate 41.5 g
  • Cholesterol 34.1 mg
  • Fat 23.9 g
  • Fiber 6.3 g
  • Protein 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.2 g
  • Sodium 247.8 mg
  • Sugar 8.4 g

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  1. While waiting on the peppers I decided to grill my corn so that it would have a nice char on it but that was the only change I made. If you have time I recommend doing this. It adds a whole other dimension of flavor. I really liked the creme fraiche this one called for - Read more ...