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How to kernel sweetcorn

Fresh sweetcorn is a delicious way to perk up summer salads. Barbecuing or grilling the cobs, with their tightly-packed kernels, brings out their naturally sweet flavour.

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Step 1

Remove the husk and ‘silk’ from the corn.

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Step 2

Brush with vegetable oil and barbecue or grill for 10-15 minutes, turning regularly.

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Step 3

Trim one end of the cob to create a flat surface, then stand on its end. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut off the corn kernels from top to bottom.

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Step 4

Add to a salad, such as the chargrilled sweetcorn and pepper salad in the July/August issue of Seasons magazine, free in branches.