Sweetcorn parcels with creole butter

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
115 grams Unsalted butter; (4oz)
2 \N Waitrose Sundried Tomatoes; finely chopped
½ \N Red pepper; finely chopped
1 \N Stick celery; finely chopped
\N \N A good pinch Bart Spices Dried Crushed
\N \N ; Chillies
15 millilitres Thyme; freshly chopped
\N \N ; (1tbsp)
2 \N Waitrose Supersweet Sweetcorn; husk and tassels
\N \N ; removed

Melt half the butter in a small pan and soften the finely chopped vegetables, except the sweetcorn, with the chillies and the thyme. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining butter.

Place the sweetcorn on a sheet of greaseproof paper. Pour a little of the savoury butter over the top. Transfer the remaining butter to a small dish and place in the freezer to set.

Tuck in the ends of the greaseproof paper and roll up so the sweetcorn is sealed. Cook on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 190øC, 375øF, gas mark 5 for 30 minutes or until the sweetcorn is tender. Unwrap and serve topped with the chilled Creole butter.

For tangy lemon, herb & garlic butter, soften 85g (3oz) butter and stir in 1 crushed garlic clove, the finely grated rind of 1 lemon and a handful of freshly chopped herbs such as mint, parsley, basil or chives. Chill and serve with the hot sweetcorn.

For curried butter, stir 5-10ml (1-2tsp) curry paste and a handful of freshly chopped coriander into 85g (3oz) unsalted softened butter. Chill and serve with the hot sweetcorn.

Hints and Tips:

Sweetcorn can be cooked in several ways and is tender when a piece can be easily removed from the cob.

Boiling: Cook in plenty of unsalted water for 10-15 minutes. Steaming: Cook in a steamer or colander over a covered pan of boiling water for 15-20 minutes.

Barbecuing: Pre-cook the cobs first by boiling them in water for 10 minutes, then spread them with butter, wrap in foil and place on the barbecue grill for 20 minutes. Finish over an open flame for a char-grilled flavour.

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NOTES : In this recipe Waitrose Supersweet Sweetcorn on the Cob is baked in the oven and served with a hot and colourful Creole-inspired butter.

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