RECIPES: 3 easy toppings for braaied sweetcorn

Elevate grilled mielies to gourmet heights with a Chipotle and lime, Parmesan and pesto or Asian-inspired topping

18 February 2018 - 00:00 By Hein van Tonder
Sweetcorn toppings from left: Chipotle and lime, Asian-inspired and Parmesan and pesto.
Sweetcorn toppings from left: Chipotle and lime, Asian-inspired and Parmesan and pesto.
Image: Hein van Tonder

1. CHIPOTLE AND LIME TOPPING

Makes: enough for 4 sweetcorn

Ingredients:

100g butter, softened

20g (about 4) chipotle chillies in adobo sauce, chopped or use 4 fresh chillies

5ml (1 tsp) adobo sauce or chilli sauce

5ml (1 tsp) brown sugar

Zest and juice of 1 lime

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Combine all ingredients together and slather on just-grilled sweetcorn and serve.

2. PARMESAN AND PESTO

Makes: enough for 4 sweetcorn

Ingredients:

130g readymade pesto

30ml (2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil

50g parmesan cheese, grated

Method:

Mix the pesto with olive oil and add half of the grated cheese and mix well. Slather the pesto on just-grilled sweetcorn and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

3. ASIAN-INSPIRED TOPPING

Makes: enough for 4 sweetcorn

Ingredients:

45ml (3 tbsp) sesame oil

30ml (2 tbsp) mirin (sweet rice wine)

15ml (3 tsp) fish sauce

15ml (1 tbsp) rice vinegar

1 small clove garlic, minced

Good pinch of dried chilli flakes

3 small spring onions, sliced

40g peanuts, chopped

Handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Method:

Mix all the ingredients together and slather on just-grilled sweetcorn. 

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