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Bang Bang Grilled Corn

This bang bang grilled corn is delicious! Drizzled with a creamy, sweet and spicy sauce, topped with cotija cheese. So good!
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  • 6 ears of corn
  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs, like cilantro or parsley
  • lime wedges, for spritzing

bang bang sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 3 teaspoons chili garlic paste/sauce (sambal oelek)


  • Preheat your grill to the highest setting. Shuck the corn (I left the husk at the bottom for photos, but honestly, you don’t need to do that.). I don’t use olive oil or anything here - I find that it browns nicely on the grill and there is enough flavor with everything else! If you’d like, you can brush or spray it with olive oil.
  • Place the corn on the grill grates and cook until charred and golden, rotating every few minutes. My corn takes 10 to 15 minutes total, maybe a bit less for smaller ears. You may need to remove smaller ears sooner.
  • While the corn is grilling, stir together the bang bang sauce. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
  • Remove the corn from the grill and drizzle on the bang bang sauce. Sprinkle the cotija cheese on top and then the herbs. Spritz with fresh lime and serve!

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