Corn on the cob with sesame, lime and coriander butter

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Serves:4


    1½ tbsp sesame seeds
    50g unsalted butter
    1 tbsp tahini
    ½ lime, cut in half
    1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, plus extra to serve
    ½ red chilli, deseeded
    ½ tbsp soy sauce 
    4 corn on the cob
    ½ tbsp olive oil


    1. Lightly toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan until golden, then tip into a small food processor. Add the butter, tahini, juice of ¼ lime, coriander, chilli and soy sauce. Whizz until well combined, then season. Transfer to a piece of baking parchment and roll up into a sausage. Place in the fridge to firm up until needed.

    2. Heat a griddle pan or barbecue. Rub the sweetcorn lightly with the oil and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning regularly, until charred on all sides. Top the hot cobs with slices of the butter, sprinkle with extra coriander leaves and squeeze over the juice of the remaining ¼ lime, to taste. LH

    This recipe first appeared in the Harvest section of Waitrose Food, July 2016 issue. Download the Waitose Food app for the full issue

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