Street Corn Recipe

This simple starter takes one of the season’s staples, fresh sweet corn, and gives it a south-of-the-border kick. “Light and flavorful to go along with rosé wine and friends,” said The Garden City Hotel Chef Ari Nieminen of his creation.

Street Corn Recipe

6 ears fresh corn, husk peeled back, silk removed

For Garlic Mayo:

1 clove garlic, peeled, finely minced
1 Tablespoon jalapeno, finely minced
1/3 cup mayonnaise, combine with minced garlic and jalapeno

For Spice Mix:

1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
1 Tablespoon toasted ground cumin seed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon Onion powder, optional
4oz queso fresco, finely grated
½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, cut into 6 wedges for juice
Sea salt to taste


Brush corn with garlic mayo and season with salt.

Grill until charred and cooked, about 6 minutes, or until tender.

Generously sprinkle with spice mix, queso fresco, squeeze of lime juice and chopped cilantro.

christina vercelletto

christina vercelletto

Christina Vercelletto is a lifelong south-shore Long Islander. She currently resides in Babylon with her husband, three children, and a morbidly obese calico. A media veteran, Christina has held editorial positions at Babytalk, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, Woman's Day, and Davler Media. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, including Redbook, Rachael Ray, Good Housekeeping, FamilyFun, and The Huffington Post. She's been a frequent guest on Today, The View, and Good Morning America.