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Braised sweetcorn with lime and chilli

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Vegetarian mains

Braised sweetcorn with lime and chilli

Starter Serves 4 20 min
Team sweetcorn with zesty lime and hot chilli in this simple 10 minute recipe. It goes well with chicken, fish, or a vegetarian main or courgette fritters.


  • about 75g butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 corn cobs, cut into 3-4cm pieces
  • 2x5cm lengths lemongrass (optional), bashed with your hand on the flat of a knife to bruise them
  • 2 mild red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper


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

    Heat the butter and oil in a large pan, then add the sweetcorn, lemongrass and chilli.
  • Step 2

    Stir for 2 minutes. Add the lime zest and juice, with 4 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring every now and then, until the corn is cooked.
  • Step 3

    Keep an eye on the liquid and top up a little if needed.
  • Step 4

    Remove the lemongrass, season to taste and stir in the coriander to serve.

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