Microwave sweetcorn with garlic butter
Prep 10mins | Cook 8 mins | Serves 4
4 sweetcorn cobs, husks and silks removed
75g butter, at room temperature
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Step 1 Rinse corn in cold water. Place corn in a single layer in a microwave safe shallow dish. Microwave on high power for 8–10 minutes until kernels are just tender. Stand for 1 minute.
Step 2 Meanwhile, make garlic butter by combining garlic and butter in a small bowl. Beat until smooth.
Step 3 Carefully uncover corn and cut cobs in half. Serve with garlic butter.
Good for you ... Sweetcorn
A good source of dietary fibre which contributes to normal laxation.
Provides niacin (vitamin B3) which is needed for the release of energy from food and also the B vitamins biotin and folate. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin, mucous membranes and hair while folate is needed for the formation of blood cells. Also provides some iron that is needed for making red blood cells.
A source of potassium that may help balance the sodium in salty foods.
The carbohydrate in sweetcorn is digested slowly and has a low glycaemic index (GI)