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Barbecued sweetcorn with chipotle and charred limes

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Barbecued sweetcorn with chipotle and charred limes

Starter Serves 4 35 min
You don't need to have a barbecue for this summery, vegetarian recipe – just roast the sweetcorn in the oven instead. Smoky corn, spicy mayonnaise and zesty-sweet caramelised limes make a delectable trio that's even better washed down with a cool beer.


  • 4 corn cobs in their husks
  • 150g mayonnaise
  • 1½-2 tbsp smoky chipotle sauce
  • 2 limes
  • caster or soft brown sugar for sprinkling
  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated Cheddar or Double Gloucester


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 25 min
  • Step 1

    BBQ or roast the corn in their husks for 20-25 minutes (200°C/Gas 6 if roasting).
  • Step 2

    Mix the mayonnaise in a serving bowl with the chipotle sauce, the juice from 1 lime, the cheese and 3 tablespoons of chopped coriander. Season.
  • Step 3

    When the sweetcorn is just about done, chop the other lime into 4 wedges. Sprinkle with a little sugar and char on the BBQ, griddle or frying pan until caramelised.
  • Step 4

    Roll back the husks of the sweetcorn. Sprinkle the rest of the coriander over the mayo dressing and serve to spread over the corn, with a wedge of lime to squeeze over the top.

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