Corn on the cob with ginger butter

by Nicole Pisani

A corn recipe loved by children

This recipe was inspired by one of my Family table articles, answering a question from a parent. It has been a big winner at the school where I am chef. The idea was to introduce different flavours to the children and the ginger butter with the corn on the cob proved ideal. Lime zest butter is equally good, or a little honey. Corn on the cob does require eating with your hands, so you need lots of paper towels or napkins on hand, but when it comes to vegetables, the more fun the meal the less likely it will end up being thrown underneath the table.


2 corn cobs
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp grated ginger (or to taste)


Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the corn cobs, reduce to a rolling boil until the corn is tender. This usually takes just 5-10 mins—the fresher the corn the quicker it will be ready. Allow to cool for a good few minutes. Season with a little sea salt.

While the corn is cooking, to make your ginger butter simply melt the butter in a small pan and grate fresh ginger into it, ready to drizzle over the corn.

Recipe & image: Nicole Pisani