5 ways with corn on the cob

We've come up with five delicious toppings for corn on the cob to cover every taste, whether you like a bit of spice, a tropical twist or a cheesy feast.

5 ways with corn on the cob

You can't beat corn on the cob, and while we love it with a simple knob of butter, our five fancy flavours will bring your corn bang up to date...

Corn on the cob topped with coconut shavings and chilli pieces

Coco loco

Try a coconutty topping if you fancy a taste of the tropics. Rub four cooked corn on the cobs in 1 tbsp of coconut oil until your corn turns golden brown. Squeeze over the juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp toasted coconut flakes for some crunch and 1 finely chopped chilli for a little heat to complement the cooling coconut.

Try with with our spiced yogurt spatchcock chicken, marinated in coconut cream and spices.

Corn on the cob topped with a peri peri butter

Hot, hot, hot

If you're all about bringing the heat, this spicy side dish is the one for you. Rub 4 cooked cobs with 2 tbsp peri peri seasoning and 30g butter. Cook in a smoking-hot griddle pan until charred on all sides. Drizzle over 1 tbsp chilli oil and 2 tbsp chopped coriander. 

Try it with our hot & spicy sweet potatoes.

Corn on the cob topped with garlic butter

Golden & garlicky 

Who could resist a cheesy, garlicky side dish? To make, heat 50g unsalted butter in a frying pan over a medium heat until turning nutty brown. Add 2 large crushed garlic cloves and swirl until golden. Brush the butter over 2 cooked corn cobs and sprinkle with 25g finely grated Parmesan. 

Try this cob with our seared steak with chimichurri dressing.

Corn on the cob topped with Greek olive and feta

Go Greek

A mix of olives and salty feta makes this mix a barbecue must-have. Blitz 100g black and green olives with 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp dried oregano to form a paste. Coat two cooked cobs in the paste and crumble over 2 tbsp feta, 1 tbsp diced tomatoes and a handful of chopped parsley. 

Try it with our Greek-style lamb with lemon & thyme.

Mini corn on the cob on a skewer topped with sesame seeds

Miso sesame

If you're a fan of a nutty, savoury cob then get the sesame at the ready. Heat your oven to 200C/180 fan/gas 6. Coat 4 cobs in sesame seeds and roast in 2 tbsp sesame oil and 200g white miso paste until cooked through. 

Try this with our sticky chicken drumsticks & sesame rice salad

If you're craving more corn recipes check out our sweetcorn collection for more ideas

Which corn combo is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below...

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6th Sep, 2016
Just a bit of salted butter, that's all that's needed. Why complicate what is already a delicious and ultra simple dish?
4th Sep, 2016
I cant beleive these so-called sweetcorn recipes or toppings. Who needs them? Just eat the sweetcorn.
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