Gochujang Elotes


This is a fusion between Mexican street corn and Korean gochujang (red pepper paste). You can skip the gochujang for ancho chili powder for a more traditional taste.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup Mexican crema

  • ¼ cup Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

  • 4 ears corn

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

  • 4 lime wedges


  1. Mix Cotija cheese, mayonnaise, crema, chili pepper paste, cilantro, and garlic in a large bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.

  2. Carefully peel back the husks of each ear of corn 3/4 of the way. Remove as much silk as you can without pulling the husks off. Pull the husks back up.

  3. Heat cooking oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add ears of corn, rotating when sides are charred, about every 5 minutes. Sprinkle each side under the husks with salt and pepper.

  4. Mix melted butter into the chilled cheese mixture. Peel corn husks back without detaching. Use a spoon to coat the corn with the cheese mixture on all sides. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

570 Calories
48g Fat
36g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 570
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 723mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 257mg 20%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 366mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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