Get Grilling: 8 Recipes That Take Cooking Outdoors

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With the temperatures on the rise and sunny skies on the horizon, attentions can turn to the great outdoors — especially for cooking. After being trapped inside through the cold months, there are many reasons to get outside, and we’re about to add eight more. It’s time to fire up your grill because these recipes are too good to pass up. You’ll find main and side dishes — even dessert. So get the recipe and then soak up the sunshine!



1. Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob

Also known as elote, corn on the cob seasoned with spices and jazzed up with condiments like sour cream and mayonnaise is a common street food in Mexico. It is also often made at home, like I Wash…You Dry did.


  • 6 ears of corn, shucked and fibers removed
  • 1 tablespoon mayonaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese (or you can use a Mexican cheese called Cotija)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges

Directions: Heat grill over medium heat and spray rack with non-stick cooking spray. Grill corn, turning frequently (so they don’t burn), until the corn is slightly browned and heated through (about 8-10 minutes.) Meanwhile, combine the mayo and sour cream in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. In another small bowl combine the chili powder, salt, and pepper.


Slather the hot grilled corn with mayo/sour cream mixture (I use a pastry brush to brush it on), then sprinkle with the chili powder mixture. Coat in the parmesan cheese and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro. Serve with a lime wedge (use the lime to squirt lime juice all over the cobs.) Enjoy!

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