Mexican-style barbecued corn

Mexican Corn On The Cob

Serves 4

  • 4 corn on the cob, peeled

  • 50 g butter, melted

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • sweet smoked paprika, for sprinkling

  • 80 g Pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated

  • 1 lime, quartered

Put the corn cobs in a large pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes until the corn is cooked. Drain in a colander and allow to steam dry.



Brush the corn with a little of the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Place on a barbeque or in a preheated griddle pan and cook, turning the cobs, until lightly toasted.



Meanwhile, spread out the grated cheese on a shallow tray or plate. Pour the remaining melted butter into another shallow tray. Roll the grilled corn in the melted butter, sprinkle with paprika, then roll in the Pecorino. Serve with a wedge of lime.

Nutritional Information

Mexican-style barbecued corn

With sweet smoked paprika and cheese

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This Mexican bbq corn is always a hit – just chuck 'em on the barbie or smokin' hot griddle
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Method

You can cook these on a barbecue or in a preheated griddle pan.

Put the corn cobs in a large pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes until the corn is cooked. Drain in a colander and allow to steam dry.

Brush the corn with a little of the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Place on a barbeque or in a preheated griddle pan and cook, turning the cobs, until lightly toasted.

Meanwhile, spread out the grated cheese on a shallow tray or plate. Pour the remaining melted butter into another shallow tray. Roll the grilled corn in the melted butter, sprinkle with paprika, then roll in the Pecorino. Serve with a wedge of lime.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 304
    15%
  • Carbs 18.5g
    7%
  • Sugar 2.5g 3%
  • Fat 20.1g 29%
  • Saturates 12.3g 62%
  • Protein 9.1g 20%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 4 corn on the cob, peeled

  • 50 g butter, melted

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • sweet smoked paprika, for sprinkling

  • 80 g Pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated

  • 1 lime, quartered