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