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Chile de Arbol Shrimp and Grilled Corn Salad

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Course: Side DishMain Dish

This tasty meal comes together quick on the grill for a weeknight dinner (or weekend too) that's sure to please any crowd!

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Wrap® Tip

Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil makes grilling a delicious meal quick and easy, with minimal clean up.


  • Reynolds Wrap®​ Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil​

For the Shrimp

  • 2 dried mild large chiles (such as California or New Mexico), stemmed and seeded
  • 3 chile de Arbol (small hot chiles), stemmed and seeded
  • 4 oz canned tomato sauce (1/2 small can)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp coarse salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ lb jumbo shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined, tails left on

For the Corn

  • 4 large ears fresh sweet corn, husked
  • 4 tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1-2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 medium-hot fresh red chile, seeded and thinly sliced (or diced jalapeno)
  • Chile powder, to taste
  • 2 scallions, greens only, thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • 1½ oz Cotija cheese, crumbled (use Feta as a substitute)


Step 1

Heat a gas grill on medium-high.

Step 2

Place chiles in a small bowl, and pour enough boiling water over them to cover. Let sit until softened, about 15 minutes. Place chiles in blender with tomato sauce, salt, honey, and olive oil, and enough of the chile soaking water to make a smooth puree (1-2 tablespoons).

Step 3

Combine the puree with the shrimp in a medium bowl and coat well. Thread onto skewers and set aside.

Step 4

Lay out four 8” by 10” pieces of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil on a work surface. Place 1 pat of butter and 1 corn cob on each one, and wrap each tightly.

Step 5

Grill the corn for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally. To check doneness, use tongs to remove to a baking sheet, and carefully open to check color. Reclose foil and return to grill to continue cooking if needed. Remove from grill, open and discard foil, and cut the kernels from the cobs.

Step 6

Towards the end of cooking time, Lay a pieces of heavy-duty foil on one half of the grill, brush it with oil, and lay the shrimp skewers on the foil. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Step 7

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, lime juice, chopped cilantro, fresh chile, chile powder, scallions, salt. Fold in corn and half the cheese. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl, and top with remaining cheese and cilantro leaves, and serve the shrimp alongside.

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