Butter it up
Is it even summer if you haven’t had that first juicy bite of buttery corn cob? Boiled, roasted, steamed or grilled, peak-of-season sweetcorn is delicious just as it is, but flavoured butters, known as compound butters, take it to the next level. Try one of these options at your next barbecue.
1 MISO SESAME BUTTER
Mix 2 teaspoons of white miso paste into 2 tablespoons unsalted butter. Smear over cooked corn cobs and scatter with toasted panko breadcrumbs and toasted sesame seeds.
2 MAPLE CHILLI BUTTER
In a small saucepan, combine ½ cup maple syrup, 75g butter, 2 chillies, finely chopped, 2 cloves garlic, crushed, and a pinch of salt. Simmer for 5- 8 minutes. Brush onto cooked corn.
3 PARMESAN HERB BUTTER
Mash 175g soft butter with 3 sprigs finely chopped thyme,1 crushed garlic clove and 25g grated parmesan. Slather over cooked cobs of corn.