9 Meatless Recipes for the Grill

Photo by: Tom Hirschfeld
Mexican Street Fair Corn-
Sweet summer corn is the trick to turning this simple dish into something spectacular.

Mexican Street Fair Corn by thirschfeld

Serves 4


8 ears of the
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Photo by: Tom Hirschfeld
Mexican Street Fair Corn-
Sweet summer corn is the trick to turning this simple dish into something spectacular.

Mexican Street Fair Corn by thirschfeld

Serves 4


8 ears of the tastiest sweet corn you can lay you hands on, still in the husk
Mayonnaise
2 cups grated hard cheese, manchego, asiago or cotija
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
3 tablespoons cilantro, minced
lime wedges


1. Soak the corn in a water filled sink for 2 to 4 hours.

2. Fire up your grill for direct heat grilling. While the grill is heating, peel back the husks, leaving them attached to the ear of corn, making a handle. Remove the bulk of the silks -- but you are going to be grilling the corn so any remaining threads will burn off (this is one of the pluses of grilling corn). Combine the cheese and cilantro on a large plate. Combine the ancho and garlic powder in a small bowl.

3. When the grill is hot, add the corn and cook it until tender. It should get splotches of brown caramelization if the grill is hot enough.

4. When it is done, use a pastry brush to paint the ears with less 
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 5:18 PM EST
Who says grilling always has to mean piles of meat? Smoky flavors and grill marks do wonders for other food groups too.



Here are 9 everything-but-meat recipes to get you and your grill all fired up. Summer nights (especially Meatless Mondays) just got more delicious.