If you love Mexican Street Corn, or elote, and you love pasta, this Mexican Street Corn Pasta will blow your mind! Seriously, it is the absolute best of both worlds and I cannot believe this Italian-Mexican fusion is not exploding throughout America yet. I mean, these are seriously two of the best types of cuisine out there, right?!
The Inspiration Behind our Mexican Street Corn Pasta
Since everyone is binge-watching Netflix during these seemingly endless weeks of quarantine due to the big C pandemic, we are no different. And cooking shows are probably our favorite to binge on. During one of our recent binges, we discovered the show The Final Table, which is a cooking competition show in which all-star chefs compete in a variety of challenges focused on dishes from around the world, with a chance to win a seat at The Final Table with even more all-star chef judges. Totally worth binging on.
During one of the episodes, one pair of chefs created a Mexican Street Corn pasta dish. As soon as I heard it, I knew we needed to recreate it! So that is exactly what we did!
We didn’t have their recipe, but we have our own recipe for Mexican Street Corn as well as homemade pasta, so all we needed was a filling that fit the bill.
We gave it a shot, and our recipe is everything you dream it will be, and more! So get ready to have your mind blown with this!
Shaping the Pasta
The shape we decided on for the pasta is a semi-circle or half moon filled pasta called, mezzelune. This is made by cutting circles out of the pasta sheets, placing a small amount of filling in the center, then folding the circle in half. It is super easy to make and perfect for this pasta dish!
What do you put on the pasta?
Since the goal of the Mexican Street Corn Pasta is that it tastes more like a Mexican dish rather than an Italian dish, it doesn’t actually require a sauce. This may seem strange for pasta not to have a sauce, but you will understand when you eat it! You will garnish this dish with some dollops of sour cream or Mexican crema, lime zest, a little lime juice, a sprinkle of paprika and cayenne (for extra heat), extra corn kernels, and cilantro. You can even make it a “dress your own pasta bar” and place all of these in little bowls for your guests to create their own pasta to their liking.
We hope you enjoy our Mexican Street Corn Pasta recipe! Please leave us a comment below if you try it or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine.