That's corn with mayonnaise, chile, lime, and cheese (I prefer cotija).
This yumminess is available from cart vendors down in Mexico.
And don't even think about turning up your nose at the mayo--try it.
I found some similar recipes online, but some add epazote (an herb I have growing in my garden) and/or cilantro.
This recipe from Recipezaar looks good.
Or a similar recipe from Saveur.
Some add serranos and chopped onion.
Some add lard.
I've personally never seen a version with a bunch of extra stuff, but perhaps different regions offer different recipes.
The Hunger has a version with jalepeno.
This got me to thinking about Gulliver's.
Gulliver's used to be a restaurant in Mission Valley in San Diego.
It offered diners prime rib served by wenches.
After a couple of hepatitis scares, the brand new brick building was razed--I always thought it was such a waste.
But what I loved about that place was the creamed corn.
Jen gave me a cookbook of recipes that had been featured in the Los Angeles Times, and I was thrilled to see Gulliver's corn printed.
8 ears corn
1 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon MSG (optional)
2 teaspoons flour
Grated Parmesan cheese
Cut corn from cob and place in saucepan with whipping cream. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
Stir in salt, sugar and MSG.
Melt 2 teaspoons butter in small pan and stir in flour.
Do not brown.
Stir butter-flour roux into corn and cook until slightly thickened.
Turn corn into ovenproof dish, sprinkle with cheese, and dot with butter.
Brown under broiler.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Interesting variations are available online. I like this one, from Cooks.com, that has a dash of cayenne.
This recipe from Health Nuts for Mexican Creamed Corn looks yummy too (though I'd use regular cream cheese).
I still want to see the movie King Corn.
I don't think all the negative controversies about high fructose corn syrup are myth.
I do personally believe the stuff is crap.
And along the same lines, I think genetically modified food is scary scary scary.
Too, if you don't already know about some of the ethics violations of Monsanto, my gosh, get some information (scroll down the page...the article is quite long).