Juicy corn on the cob with a variation on tomato sauce will go down well with your guests.


  • 4 corn on the cob, husk and silk removed

  • 100g soft butter

  • 1tsp smoked paprika

  • 1tsp dried sage

  • 1tsp dried chilli flakes

  • 1tsp cracked black pepper

  • 1tsp table salt

  • 1tsp garlic powder

  • Oil for cooking

  • Burnt onion ketchup

  • 3 onions sliced

  • 3 cloves of garlic grated

  • 1tbsp salted anchovies

  • 150ml white wine vinegar

  • 2 fresh bay leaves

  • 50g muscovado sugar

  • 1tbsp Worcester sauce


  • 1.

    To make the ketchup, heat up a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat and drizzle in a little oil. Add a small handful of the sliced onions and fry until they go brown and charred, you are looking for the sweet taste of hot dog onions! Once all the onions are cooked, add the bay leaves, white wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, grated garlic, sugar and water, and bring to the boil. Leave on a low simmer to slowly cook out for 20-25 minutes until the onions are soft.

  • 2.

    After this time, remove the bay leaves and stir in the anchovies. Blend this mix in a jug blender until smooth. You may need to add a little water. When smooth, pass through a fine sieve into a small bowl until needed.

  • 3.

    To make the roast corn on the cob, beat together the 100g of soft butter with the smoked paprika, dried sage, chilli flakes, black pepper, salt and garlic powder. Spread this butter over the 4 corn on the cobs and wrap them individually in tin foil.

  • 4.

    Pre-heat an oven to 200°C. Place the corn onto a baking tray and roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes.   Serve the corn with the onion ketchup on the side.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 412kj
  • Fat Total 26g
  • Saturated Fat 13g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 43g
  • Sugar 23g
  • Sodium 658mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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