Sweetcorn relish

This relish really goes well with barbequed chicken or home-made burgers. If you don’t like chilli or you intend feeding the relish to children, omit the chilli. Start cooking this as soon as you can on the barbeque so that you can eat it with your meat. The relish will save in a jar until the next day, in fact it might be nicer.

1 corn on the cob
1 red pepper
¼ red onion, finely chopped
¼ to ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
1 handful of fresh coriander, chopped
1 bulb of garlic, soaking wet
Juice of ½ lime
Pinch of sugar
Vegetable oil

Barbeque or campfire
Chopping board
Sharp knife

If the corn is still in its husk, then wet it so that it does not burn. If the cob does not have the protective husk, then lightly brush the kernels with oil. Roast the corn, garlic and red pepper on top of the grill. Turn the pepper and corn to cook them all over. Remove the pepper when the skin has blistered and blackened. The kernels of the corn should be softening, and the the garlic needs to be soft so that its flavour is sweet rather than strong. Skin the pepper once it is cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic out of its skin, cut the kernels off the cob. Mix it all together in the bowl, season with salt and sugar and leave for a little while before serving on the side.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *