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Braised sweetcorn with chard

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Braised sweetcorn with chard

Side Serves 4 25 min
Try to get a slightly brown colour on the corn kernels as this imparts a faintly caramelised, smoky flavour. This simple side would work equally well with spinach or young kale, and is also good with the addition of a little smoked streaky bacon. Try it as an accompaniment to grilled chicken.


  • 2 corn cobs
  • 50g butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g fresh chard leaves
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Stand each cob upright on a board and cut downwards with a sharp knife in a sawing action to remove the kernels.
  • Step 2

    Melt the butter in a pan, add the corn, then cover and cook gently for 10 minutes, until just tender and lightly coloured. Add the garlic and mix well.
  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, blanch the chard in boiling salted water for a minute, then drain and refresh in cold water. Squeeze out excess water, chop the chard roughly and add to the corn.
  • Step 4

    Cook for 3 minutes or so, until heated through, then season with salt and pepper and serve.

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