BROOMFIELD, Colo. — August is Colorado Proud Month, and the perfect time to buy food and agricultural products grown, raised or made in the Centennial State. Colorado Proud is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, so be sure to look for us at events across the state, along with the new logo. Look for Colorado fruit, vegetables, dairy products, meat, eggs, specialty products and more at your local farmers’ market, grocery store and restaurants.
Each month the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown in the state. The following recipe is provided by Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., of 5280 Culinary, LLC:
Grilled Street Corn
8 ears corn, shucked and soaked
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Mexican crema
1 teaspoons barbecue seasoning blend
1-2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Preheat grill to 400℉. Soak shucked corn in cold water for 10 minutes prior to grilling, remove and let rest on a cookie sheet. In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, crema, barbecue seasoning blend, lime juice and cheese to create a glaze. Place the soaked corn on the grill, close the lid and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Open the lid and rotate corn to next side. Continue process until all sides have been grilled. Using a silicone brush, baste all sides of the corn with the glaze, close the lid and let glaze caramelize, basting as needed. Remove corn from grill, place onto a platter, sprinkle with more Cotija cheese and garnish with cilantro.
Enjoy with a glass of Colorado wine such as CORAL White Cabernet Sauvignon from Colterris Winery in Palisade, Colorado. This wine is part of the 2018 Colorado Governor’s Cup Collection, which includes wines that best represent Colorado’s wine industry as selected by a panel of national and Colorado wine professionals.
Visit www.coloradoproud.org for a complete list of recipes.
— Colorado Department of Agriculture
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