Tender corn is coated with mayonnaise, cotija or parmesan, chili powder, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice – a traditional Mexican corn treat.
To prepare the corn, peel off the husk and remove the silk hairs.
Set up a steamer. Fill with one inch of water and place over medium-high heat.
Once the water is simmering, place the corn into the steaming basket and set over top of the steamer. Cover with a lid and steam until done, about 10 minutes or so.
Note: The corn can also be grilled, if desired.
Once the corn has finished steaming and is tender, insert a wooden skewer through the core of each cob.
While still hot, use a pastry brush to coat each cob liberally with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with finely crumbled cotija and chili powder. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over top and serve immediately.