Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

Juicy chargrilled corn is, for me, the epitome of summer. Take your barbecue to the next level with my Mexican-inspired corn cobs — doused in heavily spiced butter, freshly grated parmesan and a squeeze of lemon or lime. Delicious!

Makes: 4 serves
5 minutes to prep; 10 minutes to cook

Vegetarian | Gluten-free 

4 ears fresh corn, in their husks
50g butter, softened

juice of 2 lemons

2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

1 teaspoon ground cumin

small handful fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan

extra fresh coriander leaves to garnish
lemon or lime wedges to serve

Method: Heat a barbecue grill plate to hot. Run the corn ears under cold water and place in a microwave-proof dish. microwave on high for 5 minutes — this steams the corn inside the husks, so it’s nice and juicy. If you don’t own a microwave, steam the ears of corn over a saucepan of simmering water for 5–6 minutes. When the ears of corn are cool enough to handle, remove the husks and place the corn cobs on the grill plate for 8–10 minutes, turning frequently, until nicely charred.

Mix together the butter, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, chilli flakes, cumin and chopped coriander. Brush the cobs liberally with the butter mix. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parmesan and extra coriander leaves. Serve immediately with chunky wedges of lemon or lime.