Cajun buttered corn on the cob

45 minutes


Corn on the cob

  • 4 ears of corn, husks on

Cajun butter

  • 250g of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tbsp of Cajun spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, make sure you check the label if catering for vegetarians as some versions contain fish
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • flaky sea salt


Soak the ears of corn in cold water for 15 minutes to prevent the husks from settling alight on the barbecue
Meanwhile, make the Cajun butter by adding all of the ingredients to the butter and mixing thoroughly. Taste and season with salt, pepper and some (but not all) of the lemon juice
Carefully peel back the husks of the corn, remove the strands and discard. Cover the corn with butter (you won't use it all, but it will keep in the fridge for 4 days or freezes well) then fold the husks back down
Cook on the barbecue for 35–40 minutes or until soft. Serve hot