Long hot summer days and sweetcorn go hand in hand. Slather these beauties with chipotle mayo and load them up with parmesan, fresh mint and sweet paprika. Squeeze over lime juice and dig in.
4-6 fresh corn cobs, husks and silks removed and stems left on melted butter or oil for cooking
sea salt and ground pepper
parmesan for grating
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
sweet paprika for sprinkling
2 limes, halved
½ cup sour cream
½ cup good-quality mayonnaise
1-2 tablespoons smoked chipotle sauce, or more to taste
1 clove garlic, crushed
Chipotle mayo: Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Cook the corn cobs in a large saucepan of well-salted boiling water until just tender. Drain and set aside.
Lightly brush the corn with butter or oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill on the barbecue or in a sauté pan until charred in places.
Brush with chipotle mayo and grate over a generous layer of parmesan. Top with a little mint and a pinch of paprika. Squeeze over the limes just before eating.