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Grilled Corn with Cilantro and Sesame

This simple seasonal side is easy to make and goes well with sauteed shrimp, grilled fish, or steak.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2011


  • 4 ears corn, husks and silk removed
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced seeded jalapeno
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until kernels are tender and charred in spots, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sesame oil, ginger, jalapeno, and cilantro; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Transfer corn to a platter and spread sesame oil mixture over cobs. Sprinkle each with sesame seeds and serve.

Cook's Notes

Good with sauteed shrimp, grilled fish, or steak.

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