Basil Butter Corn


Eat the Week: Every meal, every daySometimes the simple dishes are the best dishes and this is one of those dishes. Great as a snack or a side dish to a main meal.

  • Yield: 6
  • Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


  • 6 corn cobs
  • handful of basil leaves
  • 2¼ oz (60 g) soft butter
  • finely grated parmesan and lime wedges, to serve
How to Make It
  1. Remove the papery husks and strands of silk from the corn cobs. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook for 5–8 minutes or until the corn kernels are just tender.
  2. Meanwhile, use a pestle and mortar to pound the basil leaves to a paste with a pinch of salt. Add the butter and mix thoroughly.
  3. Slather the cooked corn with the basil butter and sprinkle over a grinding of pepper, then serve with parmesan and lime wedges. Eat and enjoy every mouthful. Note that floss or toothpicks may be needed…

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