I absolutely love corn on the cob, I love it BBQ’d, steamed, panfried, any style is the bees knees for me! Recently I have been trying with some spice n herbs. The results are soo tasty, I combined fresh chilli, finely chopped coriander, sea salt, pepper, melted butter finished off with a good squeeze of lemon/lime.
An all year rounder and nothing really that fancy but would be a delicious side for Summer BBQ’s or Winter feasts. You have to give it a go and report back your findings!
Corn believe it or not is highly genetically modified within Australia. It is actually really hard to grow naturally as the bugs love it as much as we do. Hence, most corn you find in the supermarkets is full to the brim of pesticides! If you are to buy corn it is a little more expensive but try organic, the taste is a million times better and you are not ingesting all of the baddies that they spray on it. The more I study nutrition and the articles, journals and textbooks I read, there is a huge relationship with pesticides and gut related problems, hormone imbalances and so on.
Why is this dish good for you:
Organic corn is a good source of vitamin C in its raw state, although cooking this lessens the effect of vitamin C, fibre which will help you with digestion, it is a good source of vitamin B1 (helps maintain a healthy nervous system), B5 (helps support the formation of hormones in your body). Corn also contains free-radical fighting antioxidants, one of which is lutein, by eating this might help lower the the risk of age related-macular degeneration.
Chilli for breakkie i actually a great way to kickstart and stimulate your digestion (read my tips for maintaining healthy digestion here), chilli when in its raw state is a great source of vitamin C, so scatter some raw on top once finished
Coriander is a super herb, not only is it a great source of vitamin C and fibre and works well in digestion and helps with the absorption of nutrients. It also acts as a “mop” to oxidised free radicals in the body (it works well with meat dishes) and helps them not cause damage in your body.
Hope you enjoy it, something fun to bring to the table.