Grilled Corn with Sour Cream and Cotija Cheese #itsfarmalicious @darigold #ad

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without a tall glass of milk to dip your cookies into? What you would do without cheese to complete your famous triple-decker sandwiches? How you would live without sour cream on your baked potato? What about that 1 am bowl of ice cream that you crave every once in awhile, what would you do if you were denied those simple pleasures in life? I’ve given those questions a lot of thought recently and can say that I would be none too pleased if, for whatever reason, I had to go without my daily dose of dairy! Luckily for me and my fellow dairy lovers, there’s no shortage of our favorite indulgences in sight and we can enjoy it without interruption.

Darigold, a local Seattle company, makes getting the freshest and most delicious dairy products more enjoyable than ever. Founded in 1918, Darigold has been a farmer-owned business from the very start of their journey to bringing families quality milk, butter, cottage cheese, sour cream and yogurt. Darigold customers can sleep peacefully knowing their dairy needs are met by people who know their trade. Today Darigold manages one of the largest co-ops in the world and is responsible for providing their customers with fresh, flash-pasteurized,  rBST free dairy products.

So how do I know so much about Darigold? They’ve been a part of my life since the 60’s. I remember well the field trip we took to their plant in Issaquah when I was in elementary school. I don’t remember what we watched them make, but I do fondly remember the cup of ice cream with the wooden spoon that was served afterward, it was heavenly. As a high school student, I marched past that same factory every year during Salmon Days  with the school band, and my first job was scooping Darigold ice cream at a deli in Gilman Village. As an adult, I’ve opened up a spot in the insane rush hour traffic  on Front Street to let a milk truck turn in to deliver its load.

A Summer Favorite: Grilled Corn

So yes, Darigold is ingrained into our northwest psyche and so it’s the perfect choice when grilling a typical Seattle barbecue of wild Alaskan salmon and prawns. But what about his vegetarian? Well, grilled corn on the cob, of course, but made even more delicious by this recipe provided by Darigold.

Grilled Corn with Sour Cream and Cotija Cheese
Cuisine: Mexican
Type: Side
Yield: 4
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  • 4 ears fresh corn, husked
  • 2 Tbls Darigold Butter, melted
  • salt & pepper
  • ½ c Darigold Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp grated lime peel (about 1 small lime)
  • ⅛ tsp ground chipotle chile or ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ c crumbled cotija or grated pecorino romano cheese
  2. Preheat the grill.
  3. Brush the corn with the melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill, turning often until lightly browned on all sides, about 15-20 minutes
  5. Transfer to a serving dish.
  6. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, lime peel, and chili powder. Brush onto the corn.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and addition chile
  8. Serve hot
  9. Oven Method
  10. Preheat the oven on Broil - make sure the oven rack is in the highest position before turning on the oven.
  11. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicon baking sheet.
  12. Place the corn on the pan and brush it butter and then salt and pepper.
  13. Broil the corn for 5 minutes, turn it a quarter turn, broil 5 more minutes, quarter turn, etc. until all sides are browned (about 20 minutes total).
  14. Transfer to a serving dish.
  15. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, lime peel, and chili powder. Brush onto the corn.
  16. Sprinkle with cheese and addition chile (broil again for 2 minutes if desired)
  17. Serve hot

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